saw this on a website (http://gardening.ktsa.com/Persimmon-Tree/7960984): "Pollination-variant astringent cultivars have dark flesh around the seeds when pollinated.". Fruit is sweet and flavorful. We are on the MD E Shore. Or perhaps because the tree is young. I'd like to try Rosseyanka. The flavorful texture of the Nikitskaya Bordovaya persimmon is like an … Call for any questions about cold hardy fruit trees 888-758-2252. What kind of fertilizer use? Any protection from hard winter in zone 5, like mulching the base of the tree. Make sure you pick the right size tree for your space. (Kind of like blossom end rot on tomatoes?). Last year all fruit dropped mid season. This was successful in thwarting the hornets and the raccoons too, and I got about 15 nice fruit this year. I'm in zone 7, and mine has done well so far. The fruit can stand some pretty hard freezes. Maybe it's an asian persimmon, Diospyros kaki: right size, right bark, right Fall foliage coloring—but that species isn't normally hardy colder than Zone 7. Can you tell me which reliable nursery that sale Prok, Yates, and the hybrid kinds. This year, the Nikita set more fruit than ever, and this time I pruned off about one third of the baby fruit after they set, and as the remaining ones started to mature, I covered each one with a nylon stocking and a rubber band(desperate measures!) She is now huge, bushy and healthy - loaded with fruit again this fall. Description. The 2 1/2" diameter orange/red fruit is very sweet and delicious with no trace of astringency when ripe. Did yours get freezing weather while ripening? I'm looking for some Nikita's Gift scioins. I'm about half way through my NG fruit. I think these four will do better in my zone 5. I actually prefer the better American astringent persimmons to the Nikita's on flavor and texture, but I think mine may have been overripe. If I pick too early they are only slightly sweet and when I pick when Ripe they are very sweet. There's about ten on there now. I have a Nikita's Gift (in ground since spring 2009, currently about 6 feet tall) as well as a Fuyu (just planted spring 2012) and Saijo (planted spring 2009, now approx. I read about sunscald on this forum, but I don't think that is what I have. She's brilliant. Art Animation Comedy Cool Commercials Cooking Entertainment How To Music & Dance News & Events People & Stories Pets & Animals Science & Tech Sports Travel & Outdoors Video Games Wheels & Wings Other 18+ Only Fashion Mulching won't provide winter protection - it's the smaller branches/limbs that are damaged when temperatures drop into the critical zone for this plant.Fertilizer? These persimmons do well after the frost hits in October when they go from green to orange and I snip them off and bring them into the house until they are very soft. 21.04.2015 - Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 6-9 Persimmon Plant Size Persimmon Plant Size Close THIS YEARS CROP NOTES: We take great pride in shipping you a larger size, high quality plant. Even though they are smaller, they produce an abundance of full-size fruit. I have only removed suckers from the base so far. Categories. The fruit have exceptionally sweet flavor when ripe (you’ll know when they fall off the tree). She is one incredible producer and right now (Dec, 2013) the tree dropped her leaves but is still loaded with Persimmons and they are tolerating some extremely cold night high 20's - 30's temps. ), Watering requirements for fruit tree on drip irrigation. And now I'm a fan of these persimmons much more so than Saijo. Have one Nikita's Gift USDA zone 8A, now 10 years old. I might have a more vigorous rootstock than you, espalier system would not work on mine. I believe she started producing at 5 years old, not including how long she was in the nursery pot.. so I'd add 2 years plus 5. It does not require a pollinator. Nikita's Gift Persimmon Trees are cold hardy and grow from Zone 5 all the way down to Zone 10. How long it is take for it to fruit? This 75% Asian/25% American hybrid may be one of the sweetest persimmons offered. The fruits are seedless unless there is a male persimmon tree nearby. I've eaten lots of american persimmons. Diospyrus kaki x virginiana 'Nikita's Gift' As hardy as the American persimmon and as large as the Asian, Nikita’s large crops of 2-1/2 inch, flattish, red-orange fruit are certainly gifts. That is a beautiful tree. One reason I dry them is because they taste so good dried, but also because they don't ripen well off the tree.Maybe it is a disease, they get black spots on the bottom while on the tree, then after being picked the skin on the bottom will wrinkle, get tough as leather, and the pulp next to these affected areas is not as good as the unaffected parts, which is excellent in my opinion.To me, Saijo is sweet, without a lot of flavor, while Nakita has a much richer flavor.Does anyone know what the black crud is that forms on a Nakita's Gift? Any special care? Watch the fruit color change, a ripe persimmon will be purplish (this is when they fall to the ground and usually break open) and a just right for picking color is when they go orange with a tinge of the purple color starting to show up. Ken W Wilson wrote:Does anyone have a Nikita's Gift? I like to pick them before they are sweet and mushy while the are still a little bitter. Bears bountiful crops of flattish, 6cm diameter, reddish-orange fruit, very sweet and flavorful. Deer visit at night and help themselves.. and it's a beautiful sight watching through my bedroom window with the lights out :). Fruit must fully soften before eating. I tried the alcohol method to help ripen them and after just 1 day (too impatient to wait longer..) it seemed to help. I have full sun, and use a bit of shavings or pine bark as mulch, no winter protection, some well rotted horse manure to fertilize and small amounts of organic fertilizer. Origin: Rosseyanka x unknown variety Diospyros, breeder A.N. Find yours at http://www.tytyga.com/product/Nikita%27s+Gift+Persimmon+Tree I’m 6b. 2-3″ fruit ripen late October on a tree that will mature at … I have had Nikita's Gift for many years now, I posted the picture years ago. I put them in a bowl in the kitchen near a window. Has it always had this problem? Crunchy like apples. I know how alot of folks say Saijo is the best, but I found the Nikita has a firmer, less watery texture and rich flesh, very sweet. I'm not sure if it is hardy for zone 5. she was purchased from Edible Landscape in 2016. the Nikita’s Gift is an excellent tree for a small yard or if you want great fruit fast. Three of the original 5 flowers resulted in fruit so far. Persimmon Tree. Planning to plant american persimmon on the larger zone 6 acreage. She can see what can be and is not limited to what is. The orange-yellow fall foliage is also strikingly beautiful. Persimmon Nikita’s Gift™ (Diospyros virginiana x kaki) This exciting new hybrid Nikita’s Gift™ is a cross between an American variety (virginiana) and the Japanese variety (kaki) and it gives us a wonderful fruit tree that is hardy to Zone 5. I forgot to mention that my tree is on the north side of a privacy, Location: Huntsville Alabama (North Alabama), Zone 7B. Home / Our Plants / Herbal & Edibles / Nikitskaya bordovaya ‘Persimmon Nikitas Gift’™ Nikitskaya bordovaya ‘Persimmon Nikitas Gift’™ Categories: Herbal & Edibles , Trees Tags: Fruit , Tree … Nikita's Gift is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato. I'm not sure if that made the riper ones mushy or not but the first ones went from hard to mushy over night. I've read that this is common the first couple of years. Tony,The only person I know who has grown Nikita's Gift in zone 5 is a persimmon afficionado in Terre Haute, IN. When fully ripe and soft, this second-generation hybrid persimmon is sweet and flavorful. I like it! Have to say the astringency isn't too bad even when not fully ripe. I MIGHT be able to taste "Nikita's Gift" this fall, 3 year old tree. richer and more complex. Perhaps we don’t get enough heat to ripen Jiro. Nikitas are def. Will now fertilize it as it survived our 105 deg F summers in east Sierra desert canyon at 4200' (Joshua Tree belt). I don't know that I've ever really noticed a significant flavor difference between good American persimmons - a good one is GOOD, but I've has some real 'spitters' in my day, too(random natives; those that 'hang on the tree' far into winter tend (in my experience) not to be especially good.I've eaten Yates, Prok hasn't fruited yet for me. Redhawk, "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. Bryant RedHawk wrote:Watch the fruit color change, a ripe persimmon will be purplish (this is when they fall to the ground and usually break open) and a just right for picking color is when they go orange with a tinge of the purple color starting to show up. The tallest branch is about 7 ft tall and it is a very wide and bushy tree. Tree probably stunted with gravelly soil and is watered throughout summer. Could it be a nutritional deficiency? What I can say about it, this summer heat has not phased it at all, while "Saijo's" leaves are sunburned looking. Richard, want to trade some cuttings? Does anyone own a fruited nikita's gift? Nikita’s Gift™ Hybrid Persimmon grows 10-12 ft. in height, is self-fertile and hardy to minus 10 degrees F.. It colored up very nicely. Does anyone have experience with growing Nikita's gift as an espalier? I think mine fruited for the first time in its third year. Probably the most widely planted fruit tree in the world, Persimmons are found throughout Asia in almost every yard and orchard. List of Bryant RedHawk's Epic Soil Series Threads We love visitors, that's why we live in a secluded cabin deep in the woods. Does anyone knows the different in taste between Keener, Prok, Yates, and Rosseyanka? When they are orange like a ripe pumpkin I pick them and eat them fresh. This unique hybrid of Asian and American Persimmon bears bountiful crops of sweet and flavorful reddish-orange fruit followed by strikingly beautiful orange-yellow fall foliage. None; unless soil test indicates that you need it. Both of our varieties crack open when they fall off the tree and quickly become ant food. I picked all my Nakita's Gifts about 2 weeks ago, while still firm, slice them horizontally, and dried them. What a carefree fruit tree. Thanks Lucky! One has nearly infinite room and is zone 6a (maybe even zone 5b) the other is in a downtown core microclimate closer to 7a with very limited space. I know that NG does not count as "American" - apparently 1/4 D. virginiana. The thing is, it was late October, and while the fruits were nicely colored up, they would not soften & we were getting a big storm (now known as Hurricane Sandy) so I picked them all. She is planted about 8 FT from the corner of our house and pretty much gets full sun all summer.. our fig trees also love being close to the house. Another western WA nursery that has N Gift is Raintree nursery. I planted a Nikita's Gift a few years ago that wilted and died a few months after planting in the spring, it didn't even make it to its first winter. Where did you purchase it? I think I got it updated today. There were a few seeds that were very thin and probably sterile. No fruit. Home > Shop > Fruit Plants > Notable and Uncommon Fruit > Nikita’s Gift Persimmon. My Nikita's Gift is setting it's first crop, 24 very hard, pink-orange fruits. Add nuts and they make good trail mix. I picked the first one when it was just a little softer than hard. The important thing is not to stop questioning." Nikitas Gift Persimmon Tree – Astringent American-Kaki Hybrid What could be more lovely than a tree loaded with delicious 2-3 inch bright reddish-orange persimmons? I'm going to try grafting and budding to the. Autumn is the perfect time for planting these trees, Win over birds, bees, butterflies and neighbors with these design strategies, Pantone digs deep and goes earthy with its selection. Dehydrating them takes the bitter away. Nikitskaya Bordovaya is a very cold-hardy hybrid persimmon. It's cold-hardy and will survive in exposure around -10 degrees. It was planted in 2013. And how long it takes for them to fruit? —Albert Einstein. Nikita's Gift Persimmon Trees are cold hardy and grow from Zone 5 all the way down to Zone 10. Thanks Gene & Lucky for the infos. I have to say the Nikita has fruited pretty vigorously every year, but the first 2 seasons all the fruits dropped while young. Graftes persimmon trees will not start fruiting until the tree is between 3 and 6 years old. Last year, some of the fruits stayed on and ripened (less than 20 of them), but then I lost them to hornets who made holes in the soft flesh. It … It didn't dry out, so I was puzzled as I've planted a number of persimmons and none of the others ever did that. 9 ft). The Native Persimmon (downloadable ebook reprint of 1915 USDA bulletin), Hybrid seeds in my Nikita's Gift persimmons, Some thoughts on the occasion of harvesting my first-ever peach. Nikitas Gift Persimmon Tree – Astringent American-Kaki Hybrid From the Ukraine, Nikita’s Gift persimmon tree is a hybrid of Asian and American persimmons. It started bearing fruit in 2016 and had about 3 dozen persimmons in 2017. Thanks for above information as have never tried one. I sprinkle veggie organic garden fertilizer around the tree every other year - carelessly actually, I rarely water her now that she, Nikita's Gift, is established. Nikita’s Gift™ Hybrid Persimmon is from the Nikita Botanic Garden in Yalta, Ukraine, this unique hybrid of Asian and American Persimmon bears bountiful crops of sweet and flavorful, reddish-orange fruit followed by strikingly beautiful, orange-yellow fall foliage. They turn out like candy. But then you'll have to be diligent about protecting them from hornets, etc. Similar ripening habit as Rosseyanka, fall into winter, but unlike Rosseyanka, Nikita's Gift taste more like Asian persimmon. The trees from Raintree were larger than those from Burnt Ridge both in terms of height and caliper, likely accounting for the price difference. The Miracle-Gro & Scott's folks won't want you to hear that.In fact, nitrogen fertilization is largely discouraged for persimmons, as it contributes to excessive vegetative growth, and seems, in some cases to actually cause immature fruit drop/abortion of the fruit crop. But both it, and last year's crops fell off without maturing. The rest have been about as soft as a ripe peach, mushy and sweet. Hi I have a Nikita's Gift Persimmon tree. Considering how others in the Ozarks in this thread have had success I may try another one. They are huge, maybe 5 times an average American persimmon. I have a thick bed of peppermint planted beneath her because we have many Deer families here. This individual is likely to be mature. I sent you an email as well. When do to you pick them? And she knows this tiny ad: Rocket Mass Heater Manual - now free for a while, current server time (not your local time) is, Nikita's Gift Persimmon -- I have some questions for people who have them, List of Bryant RedHawk's Epic Soil Series Threads, american persimmon...a drought resistant and delicious fruit and source of beautiful carving wood. "Buzzard's Roost (Asnikiye Heca) Farm." You might want to try one of the native persimmon varieties as they are hardier. I'll pick the first one that begins to soften. Rosseyanka is most like an astringent Kaki persimmon - has a fairly tough 'skin' that contains its pulp well, even when they're fully ripe - I have to pull or snip them loose from the tree in late Nov/early Dec. Nice flavor, but I actually prefer the astringent Kakis I've had an opportunity to sample. It's an astringent persimmon, tastier, sweeter, and juicier than most American persimmon. Hardy, small tree at 12' in height. Nikita's Gift is … Persimmon Trees - Giombo (Astringent)-$32.95. Ken W Wilson wrote:They were very mushy by the time they fell. I hope they did good for you. They were slightly purple. Ukranian Persimmon. If you want GW members to contact you for a trade. In the spring she is overloaded with fruit and ... maybe 30 + persimmons drop to the ground and all the rest stay and grow and definitely produce.. the tree is loaded. I have both varieties and just this year we got enough Nikita fruit to notice that they ripen almost the same, the American fruit turns purplish when ready to eat and goes "mushy" the day after the color change from orange to purple. Rosseyanka Persimmon I ate some and picked most out. Only Jiro produced last year. They are as sweet as HONEY.. but they have to soften up and even get some black spots on the skin when ripe. Last fall the tree was at least 15' tall, I pruned 3-4' out of the top when I was picking the fruit. Since, I only have ten, I'd like to be able pick them at the right time and make the best use of them. The bright reddish-orange fruit is about 3” wide and somewhat flattened on top. Nikita’s Gift™ Hybrid Persimmon grows 10-12 ft. in height, is self-fertile and hardy to minus 10 degrees F..… I have only removed suckers from the base so far. I'm in Long Island, NY, zone 7. Happy Gardening Friends! This year 4 remain. But now it's late November and finally they seemed soft enough and I tried a couple of them, and the texture is totally different than Saijo. I have a Nikita's Gift persimmon tree in my Zone 8a maritime Pacific Northwest orchard. My Nikitas have darkened flesh in some areas, and a seed or two. I've only eaten two or three in past years. 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