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Diospyros lotus

Diospyros lotus

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Diospyros lotus, commonly known as the Date Plum or Caucasian Persimmon, is a deciduous tree belonging to the Ebenaceae family. Native to the Caucasus region of Europe and Asia, as well as parts of Iran and India, this tree is known for its small, round, and delectable fruits. The Date Plum produces sweet and date-like fruits with a unique flavor, combining elements of both dates and plums. The tree itself features glossy green foliage and can be a beautiful addition to gardens, especially in temperate climates.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Diospyros lotus thrives in temperate climates with mild winters and warm summers. It is well-suited for regions with a Mediterranean climate, although it can also grow in slightly colder areas with protection.

  2. Sunlight: Plant the Date Plum tree in a location that receives full sunlight to partial shade. Adequate sunlight is essential for fruit production.

  3. Soil: Choose well-draining, loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH (around 6.0-7.5). Good drainage helps prevent root rot and other soil-related issues.

  4. Planting: Plant Diospyros lotus trees in the spring or early autumn. Dig a hole twice as wide as the root ball and deep enough to accommodate the roots without bending or crowding them. Space multiple trees at least 15-20 feet apart to allow for healthy growth and airflow.

  5. Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged, especially during the tree's early years. Once established, Date Plum trees are moderately drought-tolerant but will benefit from regular watering during dry periods.

  6. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture and suppress weeds. Maintain a clear mulch-free area around the trunk to prevent root rot.

  7. Fertilization: Fertilize the tree with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring before new growth begins. Follow the recommended dosage on the fertilizer label.

  8. Pruning: Prune the tree annually during the dormant season to shape it, remove dead or diseased branches, and encourage air circulation. Pruning can also help manage the size of the tree.

  9. Pest and Disease Control: Watch for common pests like aphids, scale insects, and caterpillars. Apply appropriate pesticides or employ natural predators to keep these pests in check. Date Plum trees are generally resistant to many diseases.

  10. Harvesting: Diospyros lotus fruits typically ripen in late summer to early autumn. Harvest the fruits when they turn a deep purple-black color and become slightly soft to the touch. Be gentle when picking to avoid damaging the delicate fruits.

Diospyros lotus, with its delightful Date Plum fruits, can be a rewarding addition to your garden or orchard. By following these cultivation tips, you can cultivate a healthy and productive Date Plum tree and enjoy its unique and delicious fruits when they ripen

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that picture 1 show adult plant not for sale, the offer is for a plant in the dimension indicated in title description.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Ebenaceae

Botanical genus: Diospyros

Botanical species: Diospyros lotus

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