American Persimmon Crosses

Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)July 13, 2013

Scott, Lucky, Creek, and All.

I finally got a bunch of crosses of my own. Prok/Szukis, NC-10/Szukis, Early Golden/Szukis, Meader/Szukis. I do not have too much room left and planning to put four in a hole and prune them accordingly to keep them balance. Hopefully in 5-7 years to taste the fruits of my own creation.


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skyjs(z8 OR, USA)

Excellent Work Tony,
I can't wait to hear about the flavors. You are continuing the Lehman/Claypool legacy. My Szukis finally bloomed this year, so I think I'm going to get a lot more persimmons than ever before. My current favorite is Garretson, but I like them all.
John S

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 1:16PM
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Tony, I salute you for carrying on this work.
A couple questions:
Why did you choose Szukis (other than the obvious convenience of male flowers) as your male? I know Lee Reich likes his Szukis, but I haven't heard a whole lot of other positives about this one. For me so far I've found it to be average quality and smaller than average size, but I haven't had so many yet.
Did you run your breeding plans by Jerry Lehman? As you know he's the present day guru of persimmon breeding, and before endeavoring on some seven year project, it might be wise to check with him first to make sure your crosses are at the forefront of what's currently being tried.

    Bookmark   July 13, 2013 at 7:26PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)


Szukis is the only male that flower right now. So I used it for what at hand. The F-100 has not flower yet. Jerry is going to send me some male scions next spring.


    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 10:49AM
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It would take many more years doing it that way. Better might be to obtain pollen from a promising male variety, which can be shipped frozen.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 2:31PM
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Tony(Zone 5. Omaha, Nebraska)


I know, but it is easier for me to have a multi-grafts male tree because a lot of my D.V. are maturing at a different stage. I hate to ask Jerry to send me frozen pollens every year. I hope to cross a good male with Jerry F2 persimmons( U-20A, 100--42, 100-43)(Knightville, and Prok) and try to avoid in-breeding.


    Bookmark   July 14, 2013 at 10:49PM
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Would it be possible to exchange some verities of Asian persimmons?

    Bookmark   November 17, 2014 at 4:59AM
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