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Re: [nafex] Re: Persimmon recommendations for zone 5
Every location is a little different. You might want to start by
planting one or two of several possible cultivars, and then adding more
of whatever works best for you. (I don't know how many years that means
with persimmons.) If they can be topgrafted like apples, you could
plant a bunch now with the option of replacing them later.
> I have three messages, one each for Lon, Gordon, and Lee:
> I recall you saying that before about some persimmon variety
> producing seeds in some areas and not others, but didn't recall it
> was Meader. I did do an archive search on this topic and don't know
> why I didn't pick up your previouis post on this. Anyway, it looks
> like, if I don't want seeds, which sounds like a huge marketing
> advantage, especially for a smaller persimmon, assuming quality is
> equivalent to seeded fruits, then it seems like I might try to grow a
> row of Meaders in hopes that at least some of the branches will be
> Which brings me to my question: Are you implying that if the fruit of
> a Meader is "pollenized" by a male branch from a Meader, that it will
> either not bear fruit at all (if in the wrong location) or will bear
> seedless fruits (as in Oregon)as long as there aren't any other male
> trees nearby... From the nursery descriptions, the Meader is the only
> one that is listed as hardy to -35 F. None of the others have a
> rating. I am thinking of growing enough for sale to local coops. So,
> size and lack of seeds would be factors as well as flavor. Yates
> seems to be the largest, at 2.25" but hardiness I don't know. The
> literature says that it too will produce seedless fruit if "grown
> without a pollinator". I suppose that it, like the Meader must
> produce male branches.
> Gordon, you say that only one ripens and drops hardy persimmon. Which
> might that be? Is it a seedling you grew yourself?
> Lee, thanks for the tip about Roseyanka, I'll see if I can contact
> Jerry Lehman about its hardiness, I think that Terre Haute is zone 6
> Kevin B
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