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.
I've found that they do better if the soil drains at least good to average. If there is lots of clay in your earth, you may want to consider growing for a season or two in a large container to allow the tree to size up some. As your tree is still going forward in the container, you will have the time to mix in some amend or planter mix to improve the soil where the tree will eventually go. When the time comes to plant in the earth, a larger tree usually does better in getting used to a new spot in the ground then a smaller, less mature specimen. In time the tree will gain a nice foot hold in your orchard with lots of fruit soon to follow.