Persimmons - The Autumn Taste Sensation

Story Title: Persimmons - The Autumn Taste Sensation
Episode: 6
Broadcast Date: 27th April 2013
Presenter: Trevor Cochrane

Trev shows you a couple of Persimmon varieties that you can plant in your garden from the astringent dry maroon to the non-astringent dwarf and semi dwarf varieties

Persimmon Plugs

  • In Japan it's called the kaki fruit and known as the Persimmon in Australia
  • The astringent variety is the soft form that leaves a fury sensation in your mouth
  • The non astringent form is eaten as soon as the fruit colours up and is crunchy and sweet like an apple
  • The tree is deciduous and grows 6 - 8 metres tall with a similar spread and doesn't require extreme cold to colour up and provide autumn foliage
  • The ichikikijiro is the dwarf form ideal for smaller areas and requires full sun and regular feeding