Persimmon varieties photo
Last weekend I attended a Fruit tasting festival in Lancaster, Pa. While it was mostly apples, a few people brought some interesting fruit. I took Jujube and Figs. A grower from Maryland brought Persimmon and Kiwi.
Here are some of the persimmons that were available.
One of the Persimmon he grows is Yama Gaki which caught my attention with it's bright red color and the texture. It has an excellent flavor. It reminds me of the Chocolate persimmon with the brownish pulp color. It has a couple seeds.
Yama Gaki is an Astringent variety, when it's fully ripe it changes color to the dark red. It doesn't get too soft even when fully ripe it retains a nice texture.
I asked him if I can get some cuttings, he doesn't want to bother with mailing anything, instead asked me to drive down and get cuttings. It's about 3 hours drive for me.
I couldn't find any info on the Yama Gaki other then it means "Mountain Persimmon" in Japanese.
All of these Persimmon seem to be Hardy and productive in zone 6 in Maryland.