The flavor of the Dioporus kaki 'Pendula' persimmon has been refined for many decades by private Japanese horticulturalists to perfect a taste that is unequaled for smoothness with a balance or aromatic juices that define this outstanding persimmon. The ideal height of this Weeping persimmon is around 6 feet, and whereas, many other Japanese persimmon trees are weeping fruit trees when loaded with fruit, the Weeping persimmon tree should be staked when initially planted, so that it does not develop into a bush, because of the impotent fiber nature of the expanding twig cells that causes the branches to grow downwards. To solve this problem the tree may be purchased when already staked at the desirable 6 foot height or the gardener can stake his own tree as it grows to the 6 foot height. The Weeping Japanese persimmon is cold hardy as far North as USDA climate zone of 7, and even though the hen-egg size is much smaller than most other grafted persimmons, the flavor of the Weeping persimmon will keep you eating more of them until your appetite is satisfied. These egg-shaped oval persimmons grow in large clusters and begin ripening in late October, and the trees are very well adapted to grow in most varieties of soil profiles, and the trees are resistant to nematodes, since they are grafted onto a native American persimmon rootstock.