Persimmon tree - what's wrong with this...

scuzzynuttyMay 18, 2013

Wondering if someone has any insight.
I have a Persimmon tree planted in the ground. The first year when the tree was still in a pot there was about 20 blossoms, all dropped off. IPlanted the tree in the ground. Last year there were NO blossoms at all. This year there was about 25 blossoms, and they were growing. I just looked just now and all but about 7 have dropped off. Here is a pic of what's the blossoms that are falling off look like. It seems they're turning brown or something. Please let me know if you know what is causing this to happen and how I can fix it for the future. Thank you.

This post was edited by scuzzynutty on Sat, May 18, 13 at 18:37

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scuzzynutty

Not sure why the links to my picture didn't work...but here is a pic

This post was edited by scuzzynutty on Sat, May 18, 13 at 18:32

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 6:30PM
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bamboo_rabbit(9A Inverness FL)

Persimmons are notorious for dropping fruit if they are fertilized or have too much nitrogen. Have you fertilized lately?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 6:44PM
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lucky_p

As b_r indicated, nitrogen fertilization will make them drop fruit. Additionally, many 'young' persimmon trees will set, then abort most or all fruits early in their careers.
Just give it some time to settle into its groove - and stay away from high-N fertilizers.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 8:16PM
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scuzzynutty

Thanks for the responses.

Yes, I did fertilize it recently. It was an organic 10-2-8. I guess the 10 did it huh?

When are you supposed to fertilize these persimmon trees then?

    Bookmark   May 18, 2013 at 10:18PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)

Sc,

Persimmon just needs some mulch around the base of tree and plenty of water. No need for fertilizer.

Tony

    Bookmark   May 19, 2013 at 2:29AM
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