O’Tane Nashi persimmon


O’Tane Nashi (astringent) – Pollination variant. The Japanese word tane means ‘seeds’ and nashi ‘without. The fruit is symmetrical, of roundish conical shape with slightly rounded apex, and very large (7.5 to 10cm long) and almost as broad (300g). The skin is a light bright yellow until the fruit is almost mature, when it changes to a brilliant red. The flesh is yellow, or a peculiar pasty consistency, of very high quality (15° Brix), and astringent until ripe. Has been used as an interstock for Tone Wase producing fruit maturity 3 days earlier and fruit size 20% larger.

Commercial or trial status