American Persimmon – Seed (Diospiros virginiana) – Open



American persimmon seed
American persimmon seed

2023 Updates: We will  be offering persimmon seed via our website for shipping as well as you-pick  in the  fall.

You-pick: We allow people interested in harvesting for seed to come to our farm to harvest. Maps  will be provided. You are allowed to gather fruit from any tree.   Call 319-729-5905 or email to schedule a harvest date. We do allow primitive camping in our groves to facilitate multiple days of harvest when you make purchases totaling $40/day or more.

Web site: Some varieties below will be sold by the pound, 1/4 pound, ounce or individual seed depending on quantities available. We will shift weight classes around to try to meet demand.

Mixed seed: A mix of mostly ‘Prok’, ‘Yates’, and ‘Osage’ with some ‘Elmo’, ‘Claypool’, ‘Barbara’s Blush’, ‘Early Jewel’, ‘Lehman’s Delight’ and ‘Valeen Beauty’.  The persimmons for this seed were ripe when collected, and kept chilled. The seeds were then further rinsed, mixed with damp medium and kept refrigerated. $38/pound. This does not include shipping.

SAA Piper seed — The mother tree has large, high quality fruit. The seedlings are the most cold hardy we know. Pollinizer was Zsukis. $45/pound
Morris Burton seed — The orange-red fruits are considered one of the best native persimmons with a honey-like flavor and few seeds. The 50 seeds will be sold individually at $1 each.
Prok seed — Largest fruit of any American persimmon, up to 3” diameter. Very early ripening, excellent flavor/fruit quality.
Lehman’s Delight, (100-46) seed — Fruit size nearly as large as Prok, thick-skinned, late-ripening, excellent flavor.
100-45 seed — large fruit, similar to 100-46 (Lehman’s Delight).
Valeen Beauty ( I-94 ) seed — Large fruit, clear, red-orange flesh, excellent flavor. The 4 ounces will be sold by the ounce.
Lena seed — Medium fruit with red-orange flesh, exceptional flavor, late ripening. The 4 ounces will be sold by the ounce.
Osage seed — Medium sized fruits, excellent flavor, heavy bearing, early ripening
Yates seed — Very large fruit, up to 2 ½” diameter, with early ripening and excellent flavor.

Additional information

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100-45, Lehman's Delight (100-46), Lena, Mixed, Morris Burton, Osage, Prok, SAAP, Valine Beauty, Yates


pound, 1/4 pound, ounce, Individual seed


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