The flavor of the persimmon fruit is sweet and slightly tangy, with hints of cinnamon and pumpkin. Some describe it as a cross between a pumpkin and a honey sweetness. The texture can range from firm to soft and mushy, depending on the variety and level of ripeness.
It takes approximately 3-5 years for a persimmon tree to start producing fruit, after being planted. The exact amount of time can vary depending on the specific variety and growing conditions, such as soil quality and climate. Once established, persimmon trees can continue to produce fruit for several decades.
Persimmon trees prefer slightly acidic soils with a pH range of 6.0-6.5. They are relatively drought-tolerant, but benefit from consistent moisture, especially during fruiting and growth periods.
Persimmon trees also benefit from proper pruning and training, which can help to maintain their shape and encourage healthy fruit production. Adequate pollination from another persimmon tree is also necessary for good fruit production.