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Re: [nafex] Meader persimmons

There is one odd story that I can't verify or deny, namely that chestnut
pollen was able to stimulate development of parthenocarpic Meader
persimmons.  Since I have chestnuts on the property, I can't swear they
aren't the cause of my seedless persimmons, though I know other people in
the area with Meader persimmon that get seedless fruit with no chestnuts
around.  Further, the Meader tree is just far enough from male persimmons
that I rarely get seeded fruit on it.  I did have a male limb on the tree at
one time, though, and the Meader was all seeded then.
-Lon Rombough
>From: Cara & Tom Patterson <tomandcara@home.com>
>To: nafex@egroups.com
>Subject: Re: [nafex] Meader persimmons
>Date: Sat, Dec 30, 2000, 5:21 PM

>My Meader persimmons was from a nursery in Oregon.  The fruit does grow to 
>about 1/2" - 3/4" across before it falls off.  It is about a month after blooming,
>if that helps regarding the pollination versus climactic factors.
>On Sat, 30 Dec 2000 08:09:23 EST, you wrote:
>>    Prof. Meader told me that Meader Persimmon was parthenocarpic, also, so 
>>seedless fruit were not a fluke of your climate (or not JUST your climate.)  
>>Given substantial diferences in climatic factors, it may be some other 
>>variable, no?
>>Dan H.

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