|Latin name:||Diospyros kaki 'Tipo'|
|Delivery type:||Supplied as bare-rooted plant|
|Guarantee:||6 months growth and flowering guarantee|
|Leafs all year:||No|
|Flowering:||April - May|
|Harvesting:||September - November|
|Growing Height:||200 - 400 cm|
|Planting distance:||300 - 400 cm|
Make sure the root ball is well-moistened before planting Sharon Fruit by soaking it in a bucket of lukewarm water. Sharon Fruit grows best in ordinary, well-drained soil. Prepare a suitable hole and plant the Sharon Fruit at the appropriate depth. The top of the root ball should be slightly below soil level. Fill the hole with soil and press firmly. Water immediately after planting. Plant the tree in a warm, sheltered area with full sunlight, sheltered from the wind. It is also possible to grow Sharon Fruit in a greenhouse or conservatory. It also grows well in a large flower pot or planter.
You can harvest Sharon Fruit between September and November. Unripe fruit will ripen faster if stored in a plastic bag with apples. Pruning is rarely necessary. Be sure the tree has an open crown in May by removing crossing branches. You can also prune very long branches during this period. Protect the tree against frost with a covering of burlap or bubble wrap. Are you growing Sharon Fruit in a pot? If so, take care when there are signs of frost. New leaves will appear in early spring, but only when the frost is over. These trees become more resistant as and when they get older.
The Sharon Fruit has leathery leaves. Flowers appear in May. The fruit has an oval to almost square shape with a smooth orange peel. The light orange flesh is seedless. You can peel the fruit although the skin is also edible. Our variety is developed in the Sharon Valley of Israel. We made sure that the fruit doesn't have a bitter taste. The fruit can be eaten ripe or unripe and its flavour resembles that of apricots. This special subtropical fruit can be preserved well and contains lots of vitamin C.