Question on Asian Persimmon Trees

ericdee24October 28, 2012

Hi, my name is Eric. I started growing Asian Persimmon trees last spring.

I live in Northern Utah, a few hardiness-check sites say zone 5, but more say zone 6 for my location. The last few years the winters were closer to zone 7.

My question is about the leaves and the trees' health. It got about 24 degrees Fahrenheit during a few nights ago and most of my Kakis lost their leaves before really changing color.

Will the cool temps hurt the actual trees, since they were partially dormant?

My Tamopan and Jiro had their leaves changing, but the Chocolate and Maru were still pretty green. The Jiro and Maru are completely bare, but the Tamopan and Chocolate have a few leaves left on them.

All the trees have new leave buds for next spring on them, and they have vivid green spots where the leaves were located.

Thanks for your time,

Eric

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creekweb(6,7)

24F will cause kaki's to defoliate, but at this time of year it's not a cause for concern and many growing seasons end in just this way. Once your trees start to fruit, after such a frost hits and the leaves fall, the trees will take on a new look and become an interesting spectacle with just the colorful fruit hanging from the limbs.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 4:04AM
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ericdee24

Thanks so much for answering my question, I really appreciate it.

    Bookmark   October 28, 2012 at 5:39PM
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