Sharon fruit ‘Tipo‘ - Bare-rooted - TreeDiospyros kaki 'Tipo'
Unique, home-grown fruits
Sharon fruit or Japanese persimmon? The sharon fruit ‘Tipo‘ is a refined form of the Japanese persimmon. ‘Tipo‘ has no pips and is self-pollinating. The fruit tastes a little like apricots. But it's much more unique. Definitely worth a try. We grow the sharon fruit in our garden. Alternatively, the sharon fruit tree can be planted in a large planter on a patio, roof terrace or balcony. We supply the sharon fruit ‘Tipo‘ as bare-root stock — just the bare branch and roots. The branch is freshly removed from the soil. This gives it additional strength, enabling it to branch out faster than it would in a nursery pot. Plants grown from bare-root stock also adapt to their new environment more easily. They grow better and they're more economical. The fruit tree blossoms in spring. That's when it reveals its lovely yellow flowers. A crop will be ready to harvest from summer onwards in the second year after planting. Pruning is not necessary. The hardy sharon fruit grows in well-drained soil. It's best to give the tree extra water during dry spells. Sufficient light is needed to ensure good growth, which is why we plant the fruit tree in full or half sun.Show more
Planting and flowering details
Show moreMake sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting Sharon Fruit by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Sharon Fruit grows best in ordinary, well-drained soil. Prepare a suitable hole and plant the Sharon Fruit at the appropriate depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Plant the tree in a warm, sheltered area with full sunlight, sheltered from the wind. It is also possible to grow Sharon Fruit in a greenhouse or conservatory. It also grows well in a large flower pot or planter.
Show moreYou can harvest Sharon Fruit between September and November. Unripe fruit will ripen faster if stored in a plastic bag with apples. Pruning is rarely necessary. Be sure the tree has an open crown in May by removing crossing branches. You can also prune very long branches during this period. Protect the tree against frost with a covering of burlap or bubble wrap. Are you growing Sharon Fruit in a pot? If so, take care when there are signs of frost. New leaves will appear in early spring, but only when the frost is over. These trees become more resistant as and when they get older.
Show moreThe Sharon Fruit has leathery leaves. Flowers appear in May. The fruit has an oval to almost square shape with a smooth orange peel. The light orange flesh is seedless. You can peel the fruit although the skin is also edible. Our variety is developed in the Sharon Valley of Israel. We made sure that the fruit doesn't have a bitter taste. The fruit can be eaten ripe or unripe and its flavour resembles that of apricots. This special subtropical fruit can be preserved well and contains lots of vitamin C.
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Latin name Diospyros kaki 'Tipo' Delivery type Supplied as bare-rooted plant Guarantee 5 years guarantee Color Yellow, Green Light preference full sun Flowering period April - May Harvesting period September - November Growing height 200 - 400 cm Planting distance 300 - 400 cm