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Kevin Jones

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Japanese Persimmons
« on: September 21, 2022, 10:07:47 PM »
Will Japanese Persimmons continue ripening if picked early?
I have a nice bumper crop of Tanninashi, Eureka and Fuyu.
And I just want to beat the critters to them.
Birds. Possums. Squirrels. Rats. Mice.
Even Cockroaches love them!

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« Last Edit: September 21, 2022, 10:10:07 PM by Kevin Jones »

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Re: Japanese Persimmons
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2022, 10:29:00 PM »
They will, but they will get sweeter the longer you let them hang. I hardly ever got to taste any due to rats, but if you cage the fruit, you can protect them a little.

I think it's 0.5" pvc coated hardware cloth that people on here use to make mango cages.

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Re: Japanese Persimmons
« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2022, 07:50:48 AM »
They can be after ripened with ethylene gas.
That is done in a chamber for commercial fruit.
Another trick is placing the fruit with a banana in a sealed plastic bag.
In Japan Kaki fruit were placed in empty Sake barrels to ripen them.
Might be worth checking out at what stage the crop is picked ?
I think they are at the orange yellow stage but still firm.
Not sure how earlier you could pick them.

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Re: Japanese Persimmons
« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2022, 09:32:47 AM »
I think that, as long as they've reached full size and full color, they should ripen ok.  I know that birds love to peck at them.  (I don't think they need ethylene gas. ???)
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Re: Japanese Persimmons
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2022, 10:32:09 AM »
My 6 trees are huge... and it would be impractical to cover them with a net.
I do have some green mesh drawstring bags I am experimenting with... but they are single fruit sized.
Hopefully they will camouflage the ripening fruit.

Kevin


 

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