Can you grow a persimmon tree in Oregon? I live in King City & would like to plant a Persimmon tree. From what I've read they would do well here, but I'm not sure. I also read where you need to buy at least a 7 yr tree to get fruit the first season. Thanks.
It’s true that Asian persimmons thrive here in the northwest. Fruit trees are typically sold when 2 or 3 years old but, as you’ve heard, you may need to wait another 3 or 4 years to harvest fruit. The trees will begin flowering after they are in the ground for just a year or two, but won’t be able to produce fully-developed fruits because the root system is not yet well-established. If you bought an older tree, you would still need to wait another 3 to 4 years until the root system became established.
Plan where you’ll put the tree, perhaps get the hole ready, and go shopping early next year.See “Fruit handbook for western Washington” http://whatcom.wsu.edu/gardenshare/documents/fruit_handbook_western_wa.pdf and “Training and pruning your home orchard” https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/sites/catalog/files/project/pdf/pnw400.pdf.