Persimmon Seeds, North American - Heirloom Untreated NON-GMO From Canada

Persimmon Seeds, North American

Persimmon, North American (Diospyros virginiana) Deciduous. Zones 5 - 7.

How does one describe a persimmon... Perhaps you could imagine a perfect orb of apricot jelly, solid enough to bite into, yet jelly enough that it drips down your chin... A persimmon is one thing in life you must try for yourself! 

The word "persimmon" is actually an anglicized Algonquin word. Pronunciation differs across dialects; putchamin, pasiminan, or pessamin, but the meaning is the same - dry fruit. And does an under-ripe persimmon EVER dry out your mouth! Please eat only very ripe fruit as an under-ripe Persimmon is very astringent!

 This member of the ebony family can reach 50 in height and bears small orange fruit, 1-2 inches in diameter.

*Trees a dioecious and require both female and male trees to set fruit. With these seeds you'll get a 50/50 chance of each.*


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 7

Edible: Yes

SizeSmall Tree

Growth RateMedium 

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: Yes

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun Requirements: Full Sun - partial shade

Soil Preference: Does well with average, well draining soil. Tolerant of many soil types, drought and urban pollution. 



SEED PRETREATMENT: Soak seeds in water for 24 hours. Then, mix seeds with a moistened grow medium equal to 4x seed volume. Place in a plastic bag, covered tray/cells or container.

STRATIFICATION: 90 days cold/moist (5°C). Place plastic bag with seeds and soil in your refrigerator, preferably in a veggie crisper. Inspect periodically for even moisture. 

POST-STRATIFICATION: Sow stratified seeds 1/2” deep. Alternating soil temperatures during the day (30°C) and night (20°C) will benefit germination. Water evenly and regularly.

GERMINATION: When all previously mentioned requirements are fulfilled, germination generally occurs in 30 days.

How To Stratify Your Tree Seeds

*Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $7.99

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