Shin persimmon astringent
A few years back I read an article in Hortideas about a non-astringent persimmon that was exceptionally hardy. The source of the article was a nursery in Kentucky that was also a source for the variety which I promptly purchased.
Now I'm harvesting the fruit and it is very sweet and good but highly astringent until soft-ripe, which is a big disappointment. I love a firm, sweet persimmon of the Fuyu type and this ain't it. It's still well worth having for it's precocious fruiting which began on its second year.
One thing I find surprising is that it bears seeded fruit without cross-pollination. The seed is hard and appears fully formed, so I'm thinking about trying to grow it from seed as there would seem to be a good chance the trees would be similar to the parent. Any thoughts from you persimmon growers out there.