Asian Persimmon in shade

wlh8723(7)August 8, 2012

Most of the time I am told to plant persimmon in FULL SUN. I am also told that they will over produce and must be thinned.I note that native persimmon tend to grow on the edge of the woods and in part shade. That when grown in part shade they do not produce as much fruit. I guess they would not need to be thinned> The asian grown in full sun will have sun burn .Do any of you grow Asian persimmon in part shade and avoid thinning and sun burn. What is best?

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fruitnut Z7 4500ft SW TX

Grow them in full sun and thin off the most sun exposed fruit. This should give you the best yield of high quality fruit.

I've grown one in full sun for years with little sunburn. Not enough to cause any loss of fruit or fruit quality. The most exposed fruit are reddish/brown turning later to black on the exposed side. We get very intense sun and severe sunburn on apples.

Shade doesn't really solve the thinning issue. Yes it may drop more fruit in shade, or set less, but that's because it can't support as much fruit. They should both be thinned to avoid alternate bearing if that is your issue.

    Bookmark   August 8, 2012 at 11:35AM
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