The Deer Candy tree! Deer seek out persimmons and will come to these trees for miles around. Every hunter knows that deer love persimmons!
Deer Candy Persimmons are grafted American female persimmons and will bear fruit in 2-3 years depending on the care and climate they receive. Medium sized persimmon, 1.25-1.5" long. Fruit has nutty flavor and ripens early. Very productive, drops fruit between late August through October depending on variety and climate. With a slow growth rate, all persimmons are easy to grow. Cold hardy, Zones 5-9.
Size Shipped 12-24" 1 yr old container grown - $29.95
Spring trees are shipped bareroot without soil or a container.
Varieties included under this collection: *Morris Burton, Prok and Yates.
* Must plant with Deer Magnet, or another Deer Candy collection (early drop grafted American female persimmon) and or 3 or more native American seedling persimmons for best pollination and production.
Tree Form:Central Leader
Foliage: Beautiful red-purple color in fall
Bloom: May - June in most locations
Fruit: Orange (when ripe) 1-1.5" fruit with 4-6 large flat seeds ripens Aug-Oct
Wildlife: Excellent for deer and wildlife.
Light requirements: Full sun
Pollination: Plant with grafted Deer Magnet, Deer Candy collection persimmon and or multiple American seedling persimmons for best pollination and production.
Soil type: Adapted to upland, wet if only seasonal and well drained or sandy clay or loam; Ph 6.0-7.0
Fertilization: New trees planted in the winter won’t need fertilizer(balanced time released 10-10-10 fertilizer or Espoma Tree Tone Organic) until April or May.
Pruning: Most persimmon trees require little pruning, especially once they’re bearing fruits. Pruning is usually restricted to controlling the tree’s size or removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. Prune any suckers that develop.
Hardiness Zone: 5-9
Price does not include Shipping and Handling.
Ground Shipping Rates:
up to $100.00 = $22.50
$100.00+ = 22.5%
Available at farm for pickup: 3-gallon. Please call for prices and availability.