The variety Diospryros “Sugar Plum Persimmon” is a premium persimmon variety selected for its desirable qualities, including early-yielding traits on a healthy plant, not to mention the tastiest persimmon fruit imaginable. This popular variety produces large, bright orangee fruit, which actually taste the way persimmon should! Fragrant, sweet and juicy with a smooth texture. This variety very much lives up to its name, sugar plum. Diospryros “Sugar Plum Persimmon” like all persimmon varieties produced fruit which begin to ripen as the night time temperatures start to fall, typically in late Autumn with plants covered with fruit heading into providing cheerful colour around the garden, not to mention a bountiful harvest.
Persimmon plants are best grown in sub-tropical to cool temperate environments and require at least a few cool nights (chill period) to thrive and produce fruit. Like all persimmon varieties, Diospryros “Sugar Plum Persimmon” will need to be planted into soil high in organic matter, requires a sunny spot in the garden and for the leaves to remain dry during watering. Diospryros “Sugar Plum Persimmon” is generally pest and disease resistant if the leaves are kept dry, however the bigger challenge will be keeping adventurous birds from devouring the fruits of your labour!
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