Author Topic: Prolific, delayed fruit drop American Persimmon  (Read 489 times)


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Prolific, delayed fruit drop American Persimmon
« on: August 08, 2021, 07:16:10 PM »
This American persimmon is the result of 200 American persimmon seedling rootstocks that were abandoned due to graft incompatibilities with D Kali. One of the female trees is a very prolific bearer of oblate fruit. Unlike the remainder of the trees, this selection retains the fruit quite well, even while ripening, allowing many of the fruit to be eaten directly from the tree, upon softening. A few actually dry on the tree and remain on during the Winter.

I'm considering propagating a few trees in the Spring.

A dried fruit left over from last Autumn.

The tree is shorter than the other trees, about one half the height.

A view of this year's fruit set.

Another view of the fruit set at present.


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Re: Prolific, delayed fruit drop American Persimmon
« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2021, 08:25:09 AM »
Looks like a nice find.  Do you have Japanese beetles in your area?  I'm also in PA with a lot of Japanese beetles around and have read that they like persimmon leaves.


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