persimmon scionwood source?

jeff2007January 29, 2007

Mainly interested in kaki (oriental), but also have limited interest in late dropping native.

I would like contact info for anyone selling persimmon scion wood.



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iam going to bud 100 this june might have some

    Bookmark   January 29, 2007 at 11:20PM
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The NCGR persimmon collection at UC-Davis is available, but I think the deadline for requesting budwood is Dec. 1

Jeff, you might check with some of the foks in the Horticulture Dept. at Auburn - they've got a number of D.kaki selections growing there, and might be willing to supply scionwood from some of those.

Here is a link that might be useful: NCGR Diospyros collection

    Bookmark   January 30, 2007 at 9:40AM
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What variety do you have?

Lucky p, I did order several from the NCGR collection. They have not arrived yet. I assume they will ship in February. I did check at Auburn and found one variety that is on my list (suruga). They are supposed to call me when they have some pruned branches back in Auburn and I will pick them up.

I was hoping to find a company somewhere that would have a list of varieties of scion wood for sale.


    Bookmark   January 31, 2007 at 12:33PM
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Compared to the number of nurseries that offer the more conventional fruit trees, like apples, pears, peaches, etc., there aren't nearly so many that specialize in persimmons, and even the few that may carry a few persimmons usually have a very limited offering. I'm not aware of many commercial outfits that offer persimmon scionwood for sale - only one I can think of, off the top of my head, is John H. 'Nuttree' Gordon, Jr., in Amherst, NY and he what he's got are D.virginiana selections.

I've currently got somewhere in the neighborhood of 35 D.virginiana and 10-12 D.kaki varieties grafted and growing, with a handful having reached fruiting age(only kaki to fruit here, so far, has been 'Great Wall'), and other than 3 selections, I've obtained scions from all the rest, in trade or just for the asking, from other fruit enthusiasts and friends.

If you're not a NAFEX member, let me recommend it - I've got contacts and 'friends' all over the country who've allowed me access to plant materials I'd never have even know about otherwise.

Here is a link that might be useful: NAFEX

    Bookmark   January 31, 2007 at 12:54PM
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greenwitch(Sz19 SoCal)

I have Suruga, Chocolate, Hyakume and Maru if you're interested. I could spare some wood. When is the best time for grafting persimmons? I know they break dormancy later than one would expect although earlier in SoCal than the rest of the country.

    Bookmark   January 31, 2007 at 5:59PM
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joereal(Ca z9/SS z14)

Best time is when you see the first tiny leaf on the destination branch spread open. That's the best time to graft using bark grafting on a limb.

Here is a link that might be useful: Bark Grafting Pictorial Demo

    Bookmark   January 31, 2007 at 6:07PM
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Lucky p,
thanks for the link. I just sent a check for a 3 year membership to NAFEX. Should be worth it just for the publication.

suruga is the one variety you have that I needed, but I have found it locally. I'll post a list of the 4 or 5 oriental varieties that I have been unable to find on Monday. Should have confirmation from most of my contacts by then.

Thanks for all the info everyone.

    Bookmark   February 2, 2007 at 2:47PM
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Dragging up an old thread but the questiob still remains. i need Asian Persimmon graftwood. Saijo, Matsumoto, Fuyu and a few others.

Anyone near Pensacola, Fl?

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 6:29AM
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You can email me and this winter I can send you some.

    Bookmark   October 22, 2013 at 8:45AM
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