Growing Persimmons from seed
Is there much chance of getting good fruit by growing up a persimmon seed?
There is a kind of persimmon, Amagaki, that can pretty much only be found in Japan, there is a single orchard here in Ca and the owner doesn't seem inclined to share the genetics. In my opinion they are the absolute best non-astringent persimmons in the world, they are delicious. I have a Japanese friend who would be happy to bring me some seeds from Amagaki's back in Japan, I know they would not be the same but is there any chance of getting something similar?
I think it would be a fun experiment, but if persimmons are anything like apples in the likelihood of getting good quality fruit from a seedling I don't think I'd want to bother.
What do you think?