NIkita’s Gift continues to impress me. This is about the 5th year for this tree, 3rd year for bearing fruit. It was a very hot dry summer, I did not water them at all. They have no insect problems. the fall color is beautiful even without leaves. Yates already finished producing. There were not as many this year, but they were delicious. Most of the Nikita’s Gift and all of the Saijo fruits are still very firm. Now I’m planning to add Chocolate and CoffeeCake at the other end of my 2 acre property, because I’d rather they pollinate each other but not Nikita’s gift or Saijo. I don’t post a lot but there aren’t a lot of people growing persimmons in the Pacific NW and I think the information might be helpful.