Persimmon

Compass persimmon

Compass (non-astringent) – a Japanese non-astringent persimmon variety.

Isahaya persimmon

Ishaya (non-astringent) – A large fruited selection of Fuyu from Nagasaki. Fruit sugar content slightly lower than Fuyu.

O’Tane Nashi persimmon

O’Tane Nashi (astringent) – Pollination variant. The Japanese word tane means ‘seeds’ and nashi ‘without. The fruit is symmetrical, of roundish conical shape with slightly rounded apex, and very large (7.5 to 10cm long) and almost as broad (300g). The skin is a light bright yellow until the fruit is almost mature, when it changes to a brilliant red. The flesh is yellow, or a peculiar pasty consistency, of very high quality (15° Brix), and astringent until ripe. Has been used as an interstock for Tone Wase producing fruit maturity 3 days earlier and fruit size 20% larger.

Shinshu persimmon

Shinshu (non-astringent) – the fruit of this variety is harvested early to mid-season (late April) with high eating quality fruit with an orange skin, 17 Brix, soft flesh and high flesh juiciness with moderate fruit size (250g). Performs very well in greenhouses.

Sunami persimmon

Sunami (non-astringent) – A large fruited bud mutation of Fuyu planted in Japan. The fruit matures 10 days before Fuyu, it is yellow in colour and weighs approximately 300 grams. Sunami has better flavour and texture than Matsumoto wase Fuyu.

Tone Wase persimmon

Tone Wase – Tone Wase is a mildly astringent persimmon variety that needs to be mature and softening before eating. Tone Wase is a Hiratanenashi-type persimmon, the product of a natural bud mutation of Hiratanenashi but ripens 10 days earlier. Early maturity with Izu. The sugar content is very high (18-20° Brix).

Yoho persimmon

Yoho (astringent) – the fruit of this variety is harvested mid-season (early May) with a red-orange skin, 16° Brix, firm flesh and medium flesh juiciness. High productivity with high parthenocarpy and moderate fruit size (280g).