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We ship all plants usps priority mail. They arrive to most locations within 2-3 days. We package all plants to retain moisture to up to 10 days in transit. All plants ships from our warehouses in Tennessee. All plants are grown and shipped from out Altamont (zip) 37301 location. We do drop ship for re-sellers also for those wanting to resell our plants.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
All plants are dug and immediately taken to our warehouse and tera-sorb moisture retention gel is applied to the roots and then wrapped in plastic to retain superior moisture for transit. They are placed in corogated cardboard shipping boxes for protection when shipped
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Upon receipt of your plants, unpack and unwrap the roots and mist with water. Plant within 24-48 hours. If you can not plant within this time frame, put your plants in a cool location (ex- basement, garage or cellar) and water the roots daily. Cover them back up with the plastic so they will not dry out until you can plant them. After planted, water every evening after the sun goes down for 5 days.
|Ships November through April|
Fruiting Persimmon are resistant to many diseases
Attributes of the Persimmon Tree
The persimmon tree, also known as the Diospyros virginiana and Diospyros kaki, can be found in several areas throughout the United States, including Florida, Connecticut, and Texas. However, it is believed that the tree originated somewhere in Japan or China. Typically, the trees reach between 15 and 59 feet in height. It's a round-topped, erect tree that can sometimes resemble a willow. The tree also produces flowers that are pink on the males and white on the females. The leaves are deciduous, blueish green, and turn yellow, orange, and red in the fall. They are easy to plant and maintain. They are resistant to many various diseases. The United States Department of Agriculture recommends persimmon trees be grown in hardiness zones 4 through 9 and tolerate -29 degrees.
Fruiting Persimmon have been used for various purposes throughout history
The tree has been used for various purposes throughout history, including being a valuable source of food. Some varieties are grown specifically for their ebony timber. Some persimmon tree requires both sexes of trees to produce fruit. However, other species are self-fruiting. The trees will produce fruit after they have reached maturity at about 7 to 8 years of age. They are accommodating in recovering habitats due to their quick growth rate. They can tolerate various soil conditions except for extremely salty soils. Optimal growth occurs in fertile, loamy soil with a PH between 6/5 to 7.5. Overall, this is a lovely tree that will add an aesthetically pleasing element to any landscape. Its fruit is consumed throughout the world and, once ripened, can be consumed fresh, dried, and cooked and are often used in baking items such as cookies and cakes but can also be used to make curries and puddings.