This persimmon picked up the name of 'Chocolate' from the sweet taste of its fruit, flesh the color of chocolate and flavor that will be sure to satisfy. This persimmon is a Fuyu type, so fruit that is sweet enough to eat right off the tree when ripe, usually around late October to early November. The Chocolate persimmon is self fertile, so no worries here if space is at a premium. Chill hours needed only 100 to 200, so will perform well in areas with mild winter yet hardy to USDA zone 7 and higher. Enjoy the persimmons for fresh eating, cooking, drying or freezing. Your tree is shipped potted in soil to ensure a healthier start when planted in orchard or garden.