Advice about persimmon in greenhouse
My neighbor has a greenhouse and we've been talking about getting a kaki persimmon to grow in it. Currently it's empty because it is quite hard to keep the temps from fluctuating.
I had a 3-year-old Meyers Improved lemon that I gave to her. She planted it in the greenhouse and it survived the winter just fine. It was the spring that did it in. The greenhouse just gets too hot. We were thinking of trying again and I was wondering what suggestions there might be for covering it with a shade cloth so the heat does not get too intense. Or can someone explain to a greenhouse newbie a simple system for regulating the temp?
Also cultivar suggestions would be nice. She grew up in Huntington Beach so my guess is the persimmons she remembers were the Fuyu. I was thinking an astringent cultivar would be nice to try, maybe Patapsco or Smith's Best?