Persimmon Kakis a globe-shaped tree that has its roots in Japan. This rather slow growing tree can grow as tall as thirty feet high with leaves that are around four to six inches in length. The leaves that appear bronzy during Spring eventually turns to gold and then orange during Fall. Tree kakis are not particularly known for its small flowers, although they produce an enchanting smell. It is its fruits that have made this tree a household name around the globe.
Variants Of Persimmon Fruits
Not many people are aware of this indigenous Japanese trees. There are many variants of persimon fruits depending on the country they are grown in. For instance the Americans learned about the benefits of this tree and started cultivating them in the nineteenth century. But persimon kakiis primary an oriental fruit tree that grows best in Japan and some other Asian countries.
Kaki persimons are usually referred to as seedless fruits. The trees bear these fruits without any sort of pollination. Hence the pulp remains seedless and soft in most persimon fruits. There are basically two varieties of persimon fruits. These are:
Astringent persimons: These stringent persimon fruits are usually left on their own until they grow ripe and soft. Not only do they taste great but they have a lot of medicinal values as well.
Non-astringent permissions: This variant of kaki persimonactually is subjected to pollination activities. Thus is has seeds inside while the outside is firm in nature.
The non-astringent variety of persimon has a crispy feel to it while the astringent variety is famous for its soft pulpy nature. This is why a lot of people prefer to eat whole frozen astringent persimons which tastes very much like frozen custard. Needless to say the astringent kaki persimonis also sued in a number of cuisines and cakes.
Advantages Of Cultivating
There are also a number of added advantages of cultivating kaki persimon trees. Apart from the fruits that have great commercial value, these extremely tall trees can be used as decorative tree shades. Many cultivators today have taken up ideas liked mixed farming. Kaki persimontrees are best for this job as their colorful foliage and orange fleshy orange fruits can give a fresh new look to the entire garden.
Kaki persimon grows best in sunny areas and on well drained marginally acidic soils. One of the most unique facets for this fruit tree is that it can grow or bear fruits even during droughts. This is why it is considered to be of great commercial value in most areas. These trees need very little pruning and maintenance. An average three tomes of fertilization a year should be good enough to increase the growth rate of kaki persimon.