Great Wall was discovered by Plant Geographer J. Russell Smith on the Great Wall in China in the 1930s. We have trees from that original tree that have been growing on our farm since Dr. Dunstan grafted them in the 1960s. It is astringent with medium-sized fruit (3" diameter) and excellent flavor. It is very cold hardy for an Oriental persimmon and growers report to us that they will grow and produce fruit successfully in Pennsylvania! Ripens in September-October
Fruit: Astringent Small Orange in color
Light requirement: Full sun
Soil type: Adapted to upland, wet if only seasonal and well drained or sandy clay or loam; Ph 6.0-7.0
Fertilization: New trees planted in the winter won’t need fertilizer(10-10-10 fertilizer) until April or May.
Pruning: Light annul pruning as needed. See Pruning section under "How to plant and grow"Maintenance: Easy
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Size shipped 1 year old 18-36" container grown
Available for pickup from the farm 1-gallon, 3-gallon, 7-gallon and 15-gallon. Please call for prices and availability.