Diospyros virginiana - Kakipruim (3-5)

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De rijpe, oranjerode vruchten kunnen uit de hand worden gegeten. Het vruchtvlees is lekker als compôte (pas na de eerste vorst oogsten!); van de bladeren wordt heilzame thee getrokken.

Hoogte: 9 m.

Bloeit: mei-jun

Type: HTr

Winterhard in: zones 6-7-8-9 (-10 Celsius)

Zaai-instructies: Koudebehandeling geven. Kiemt in 30-150 dagen bij 18-23 Celsius.

Plant-instructies: Geen bijzondere eisen mbt tot grond. Alleen tijdens droogte water geven. Volle zon of halfschaduw.



The persimmon is a multitrunked or single-stemmed deciduous tree. It is a handsome ornamental with drooping leaves and branches that give it a languid, rather tropical appearance. Under mild autumn conditions the leaves often turn dramatic shades of yellow, orange and red. Tea can be made from fresh or dried leaves. The color of the fruit varies from light yellow-orange to dark orange-red. The size can be as little as a few ounces to more than a pound. The entire fruit is edible except for the seed and calyx. Freezing the fruit overnight and then thawing softens the fruit and also removes the astringency. Unharvested fruit remaining on the tree after leaf fall creates a very decorative effect. It is common for many immature fruit to drop from May to Sep.

Height: 9 m.

Flowers: may-jun

Type: HTr

Hardy in: zones 6-7-8-9 (-10 Celsius)

Sowing instructions: Seeds need to be stratified for 30-90 days. Will germinate in 30-150 days at 18-23 Celsius.

Planting instructions: Maintain uniform soil moisture the first season. Be sure soil is moist before ground freezes in fall. Each spring before growth begins, apply an all-purpose fertilizer, following label directions. Once shrub is established, usually by the third year, water only during drought.