Date Plum

Diospyros lotus Open Pollinated

  • Deciduous tree to 9m
  • Soft fruit with a sweet flavour
  • Native to Persia, Turkey and southern Europe

Standard seed packet, 10 seeds

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'Date Plum' seeds

Diospyros lotus

  • Deciduous tree to 9m
  • Soft fruit with a sweet flavour
  • Native to Persia, Turkey and southern Europe

A small deciduous tree growing to 9m with glossy dark green pointed leaves. The tree bears very small, pale pink bell-shaped flowers in late spring. The small round fruit is 1-2cm wide and starts golden orange, turning to purple-brown. Unripe fruit is bitter but if left to ripen on the tree until very soft it develops a rich, sugary flavour similar to a date. Fruit can be eaten fresh or dried.

Native to Persia (Iran), Turkey and southeast Europe. Also known as 'Caucasian persimmon' and 'Lilac persimmon'. Can be used as a rootstock for grafted persimmon 'Kaki'.

Seeds per gram: 2
Product code: I3-08

Quick Sowing Guide
Method Raise seedlings
Sowing Depth 50mm
Season Spring
Germination 21-35 days @ 15-18°C
Hardiness / Life Cycle Frost Hardy Perennial
Plant Spacing 500cm
Plant Height 900cm
Position Full sun, moist well drained soil
Days Until Maturity 5-7 years

*Notes: Stratification for 9 weeks prior to sowing is recommended for best germination.

How To Grow



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