Persimmon and pawpaw faliure
I received an NC-10 from England last fall and it was not quite fully dormant but I planted it. It did not make it through the winter. This spring when I realized I had lost it he sent me a Yates. This one has not done anything either. I am so disappointed.
Also my remaining pawpaw that is 5 years old was planted outside for the first time last winter and it did not survive either.
I just got back from a road trip to Florida and I am still a little stunned by the vast difference in climates. Driving I-75 through Georgia, Tennessee, and Kentucky was a real eye-opener for me. I have never seen such forests. This has made me reconsider how I am growing (or trying to grow) my persimmons and pawpaws. I believe that the drastic weather changes and dry climate are hampering my abilities to succeed.
I had looked at the success that Tony in Omaha is having and felt I should be able to grow similar trees, but in truth the climate there is much more conducive to growing trees that need more humidity.
I had wanted to set up a system to prevent hail and early frost damage mostly for my stone fruits. I am of the opinion that I would do well to put a layer of protection above all my trees for the purpose of preventing desiccation and reducing sun intensity. I think now I would do well to include a misting system as well.
I'd like some tips on succeeding with my persimmons and pawpaws. Am I asking too much?