Note: scion wood is NOT a tree
We offer high quality scion wood for grafting at $5/linear foot. Quantities of some varieties are limited. Scion wood will be carefully labeled and shipped early spring. Call or email for clarification about shipping times. Some scion wood will be shipped while actively growing for green-wood grafting. Detailed grafting instructions are also available at our website.
Deadline for orders March 31
Persimmon, American: (all varieties below are female unless noted otherwise)
100-46 (AKA Lehman’s Delight) —very large fruit, excellent flavor, very late ripening
A118 (AKA ‘Elmo’)—Large fruit, heavy bearing, and excellent flavor
Early Golden—A very old variety, discovered in the 1880s, but still regarded as the best tasting persimmon by many. It produces some male flowers, so it can pollinize itself and other persimmons. Often used in breeding
Evelyn—Medium fruit size, very heavy bearing, md season ripening
H118 (AKA Early Jewel)—Still under evaluation
H120—Very large fruit, excellent flavor
I-94 (AKA Valeen Beauty) — Large fruit clear flesh, excellent flavor.
Iowa Arboretum (female)—Large fruit with very good flavor and very cold-hardy. Original tree is from the Iowa Arboretum near Ames, IA, about 200 miles NW of the persimmon’s native range. Fruit is pale yellow when ripe.
Iowa Arboretum (male)—Pollinizer for the Iowa Arboretum female, also very cold-hardy
Lena—Medium fruit with red-orange flesh, exceptional flavor, late ripening
Morris Burton—Medium fruit size, exceptional flavor
Osage—Medium sized fruits, excellent flavor, heavy bearing, early ripening
Prok—Largest of all American persimmons, excellent flavor, heavy bearing
SAA Pieper—Medium fruit size, very heavy bearing, seedlings are extra cold hardy
Wapello (female)—Very late ripening—November/December—of small fruit, but extremely heavy bearing and fruit hangs on the tree all winter, with a little bit dropping every day until March or April. A great wildlife tree, but also the seedlings make especially vigorous rootstocks. Grafted trees on these rootstocks are twice as productive compared to grafted trees on “ordinary” rootstocks.
Wapello (male)—Pollinizer for the exceptional Wapello seedling rootstocks
WS-810 (AKA Barbara’s Blush)—very large fruit, excellent flavor
Yates (AKA Juhl),— very large fruit, excellent flavor, heavy bearing
Zsukis—Male tree, good pollinizer, produces small quantities of small but tasty fruit