The Hachiya Persimmon is considered to be astringent, and low chill need just 200 chill hours or 8 days of 45 degrees F temperature or below. The fruit will ripen in November just in time for the family holidays at the end of the year. The Hachiya Persimmon Trees are presently being established for the fresh fruit market in Georgia and Florida. The fall and winter seasons are the best time to transplant a Hachiya Persimmons. Fruit from the Hachiya Persimmon ships well and has a long shelf-life. The Japanese Hachiya Persimmon Tree produces delicious persimmon fruit that keeps very well when refrigerated, and it is remarkably cold tolerant and vigorous in the South when grafted on native American Persimmon.