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How to Fertilize Fuyu Persimmon Trees

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Overview

Fuyu persimmons are one of 800 cultivars of the Diospyros kaki or Japanese persimmon species and are formally known as Fuyugaki. They are slightly elongated with four gently sloping sides, a rich coral orange outer skin and dark orange-hued flesh. They are roughly 2 inches in length, 2 3/4 inches in width and virtually seedless. You should fertilize persimmon trees in the spring to feed the roots during the trees' most active growth period.

Step 1

Select a complete 4-8-3 granular fertilizer, calculating the appropriate dose by using 1 lb. of fertilizer for each year of the Fuyu tree's age.

Step 2

Scatter the fertilizer evenly around the base of the tree in a wide doughnut formation at least a foot out from the trunk and extending at least a foot past the drip line of the tree.

Step 3

Mix the fertilizer grains gently into the top 2 inches of soil with a rake or cultivating fork to nestle it into the soil.

Step 4

Water the fertilizer and surrounding soil deeply until the soil is drenched to a depth of at least 12 inches. This will kick start the spread of nutrients down into the root zone of the tree.

Things You'll Need

  • 4-8-3 granular fertilizer
  • Rake or cultivating fork
  • Water

References

  • Purdue University: Japanese Persimmon
Keywords: Japanese persimmon fruit, Fuyu Japanese persimmon, fertilizing persimmon fruit trees

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