Plant Information

Scientific Name: Diospyros kaki 'Izu'
Alternative Names: Sharon Fruit, Tamatiepruim, Japanese Persimmon, Oriental Persimmon

Package Format30cm Pot

Diospyros kaki 'Izu'


  • Perennial
  • This Persimmon is a decidious, slow growing small tree with a deep taproot making it ideal for small gardens or large pots.
  • It bears medium to large sized, round flattened fruit with an orange-red skin and light orange flesh.
  • The fruit is non astringent and has a very sweet juicy taste.
  • It sets fruit without polination.
  • Fruit is born on the previous year's growth.
  • Will do best in warm temperate climates (cool winters and warm summers).
  • Frost hardy, but young trees might need some protection.
  • Needs deep, well-drained, slightly acidic in full sun.

Culinary Uses

  • Persimmons are eaten fresh.

Parts Used

  • The ripe fruits are eaten fresh, dried or cooked in deserts, and used in making jam.
  • It may be pureed and added to ice cream or cream.
  • The peel can be powdered as a sweetener.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • The energy value is about 65 kcal per 100g.
  • The fruit is a good source of potassium, vitamin C and vitamin A.
  • Persimmon is an astringent expectorant herb that checks bleeding and lowers blood pressure.
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