Fruits and Nuts: Diospyros kaki cv. 'Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro'
Botanical name: Diospyros kaki cv. 'Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro'
Common name: Persimmon, Oriental 'Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro'
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'Ichi-Ki-Kei-Jiro' is a mouthful, but don't worry about pronouncing it. Just remember the "Itchy" is the hardiest of all Oriental persimmons. Unlike American persimmons, which you should eat fresh only when they're soft, this one is tasty and sweet even when it's apple-firm ---- never a sour, pucker-causing taste. A bountiful bearer, producing its first crop in just 2-3 years. Grows to only 10 ft. tall. Ripens in September to October.