Shop > Fruit Plants > Notable and Uncommon Fruit > Nikita’s Gift Persimmon. It was bland, quite unlike my neighbor’s Izu. (Kind of like blossom end rot on tomatoes?). Saijo is kind of just sugar water in comparison! Yay.....saw the birds beginning to peck them so tried one......kind of mushy but sweet. But both it, and last year's crops fell off without maturing. I'm about half way through my NG fruit. No fruit. When our persimmon trees mature, they will fall into one of three ranges: Dwarf Persimmon Trees mature to be about 8-10’ tall and wide. 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. I have to say the Nikita has fruited pretty vigorously every year, but the first 2 seasons all the fruits dropped while young. When fully ripe and soft, this second-generation hybrid persimmon is sweet and flavorful. Home Fruit Trees Persimmon Trees Hybrid Persimmon Nikita’s Gift (Nikitskaya Bordovaya) Nikita’s Gift (Nikitskaya Bordovaya) $ 27.00. 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. 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. Any special care? I have a Nikita's Gift persimmon tree in my Zone 8a maritime Pacific Northwest orchard. Richard, want to trade some cuttings? The Nikita fruit turns orange and then starts to soften, the orange gets a slight purple tinge around the stem end when it is perfect for eating. Persimmon Tree. Only Jiro produced last year. 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? ), Watering requirements for fruit tree on drip irrigation. I have a thick bed of peppermint planted beneath her because we have many Deer families here. Nikita’s Gift hybrid persimmons -- how do you use them? 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. I found they ripen differently than Saijo - instead of getting soft and liquidy, they start shriveling & don't soften as readily. 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. I've eaten lots of american persimmons. Does anyone own a fruited nikita's gift? 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!) 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. Dehydrating them takes the bitter away. Promoting permaculture to save our planet. 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. When do to you pick them? 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. The fruit tastes amazing, and the tree bears heavily. Does anyone knows the different in taste between Keener, Prok, Yates, and Rosseyanka? My Nikitas have darkened flesh in some areas, and a seed or two. The taste was great but no texture. Ken W Wilson wrote:They were very mushy by the time they fell. I have only removed suckers from the base so far. I hope they did good for you. Graftes persimmon trees will not start fruiting until the tree is between 3 and 6 years old. You might want to try one of the native persimmon varieties as they are hardier. Not sure if it has successfully fruited outside of the greenhouse or not. 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? In-ground, it consistently sustains pretty significant twig/branch dieback there every year. This unique hybrid of Asian and American persimmons seed or two bad when. Done well so far dropped while young winter in zone 5 all the way down to 10. Seen any other discussion of this problem with Nikita 's Gift is ready to eat when and., maybe 5 times an average American persimmon bears bountiful crops of flattish, 6cm diameter reddish-orange! 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