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directrepeat

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Diospyros texana seeds for trade
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:31:40 PM »
I had a few people who wanted Texas persimmon seeds and now I have a couple of leftover seed packages. I collected these from a very nice large tree in my area.

The fruit are the size of a large grape but very sweet. You squeeze the skin and the pulp squirts out, so there is no peeling required. The trees grow slowly though and are dioecious. I have never tried to grow them because it is relatively easy to find the fruit around the county. I am in Zone 8b and we get around 34 in rain per year, but I have seen these growing west of here where they get less, like 28 in rain per year. The water here is ridiculously alkaline (pH = 8) and they thrive in it. The fruit always ripen when it is over 100 degrees in August.

Let me know if you are interested. I like unusual species from the Myrtales, if you have something to trade.


matthedlund

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Re: Diospyros texana seeds for trade
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2019, 11:40:59 AM »
Hi directrepeat,

Any chance you have any more Diospyros texana seeds available? I collect rare Myrtales too, so I probably have something you'd be interested in.

Best,

Matt

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Re: Diospyros texana seeds for trade
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2019, 04:30:30 PM »
PM sent

Oolie

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Re: Diospyros texana seeds for trade
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2019, 08:46:36 PM »
Thank you very much for the seeds, I'm going to plant them soon.

 

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