These hardy, self-fertile trees are little known in the UK, but deserve to be much more widely grown. Ideal for a greenhouse, conservatory or a hot, sunny spot outdoors. Pick the fruit in late October, and allow it to ripen to sweet perfection on a sunny windowsill. When ripe, eat them fresh by spooning out the smooth, custard-like flesh (it is sweet and delicious and tastes a little like a mango). They can also be used in desserts of breads, or even dried. Eventual height approximately 5m (16').
For planting and growing advice read our persimmon-and-pomegranate-growing-guide.