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KAKI TREE PERSIMMON DIOSPYROS KAKI *Mainland UK only* 2 year old potted trees.
£29.99 inc. tax

£29.99 ex. tax
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KAKI TREE PERSIMMON DIOSPYROS KAKI *Mainland UK only* 2 year old potted trees. Summary

KAKI TREE PERSIMMON DIOSPYROS KAKI *Mainland UK only* 2 year old potted trees.


The kaki tree is an ancient variety originating from China, it expanded out to Japan and even into some European countries including Italy. The Caco or Kaki is also called the lotus of Japan, oriental apple or tree of the seven virtues and was chosen as tree of peace by the UN because it was the only tree that survived the Nagasaki atomic bomb in 1945. It can live over 50 years, is very rustic and hardy and so needs hardly any intervention and is also very ornamental. It can also resist up to 4 months at sub zero temperatures as well as thriving in sub tropical climates.

It prefers a well drained, deep soil but it will adapt to different soil conditions including clay, acid and alkaline. It will tolerate high calcium levels but doesnt cope well with high levels of salt or boron. The trees are 2 years old and sold in soil, not bare root. 2 year old potted trees.

Fruits mature usually during October and November but can stay on the tree for longer.

To prune, bear in mind that it will produce on the growth of that year so can be trimmed back in the winter. The fruit is very tasty to eat when it is left to full maturity and is soft, otherwise it will be bitter unlike Sharon fruit which can be eaten hard.

The fruits can be stored from 2-4 months at 0 to 2c and are high in beta carotene, vitamin C and potassium. It also gives energy with 65kcal per 100g thanks to a high level of natural sugars in the form of glucose. It should not be eaten in large numbers by diabetics but it is rich in fibre and has slight diuretic and laxative effects.

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Pretty little tree
First time I ordered from Franchi Seeds of Italy (being Italian myself I thought I'll give them a try) There was no indication of size anywhere in the description, neither pot nor height, so I took a chance with just a couple of plants first. I received this persimmon tree the day after ordering and was amazed by the excellent packaging and size of the tree, well over a meter tall and with great foliage and root system (I couldn't have done better had I chosen it myself at the garden centre!). If the second tree I ordered is anything like this one, I'll be buying from Franchi Seeds of Italy again and again.
Persimmon tree, jujube tree
I am extremely happy with the trees I bought today from franchi seeds of Italy. I was made to feel very welcome and even given a taste of their delicious espresso. I also bought a jar of their forest raw honey and cannot wait to taste. It's a big thumbs up from me Joe
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