Southern Persimmon

AmberSky(9b FL)June 27, 2003

I've been tempted by a whole list of wonderful sounding persimmons that will thrive in zone 9b. Does anyone have experiance with a cultiver, to help me narrow the field down a bit?

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flatwoods_farm(9A Riverview, F)

For oriental persimmons we grow Suruga and Fuyugaki, although fuyu gets borers in trunks. For native persimmons we grow Meader and John Rick.Very good quality fruit

    Bookmark   June 30, 2003 at 8:16AM
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AmberSky(9b FL)

Thank you! That's a great place to start. I'm just down the way from you, in Tampa, what works for you shouldn't be too off for me.

    Bookmark   June 30, 2003 at 9:15AM
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bluesky_z9(z9 CA)

wish this URL will help you:

    Bookmark   August 24, 2004 at 3:22PM
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drasaid(zone 8)

here in Zone 9 in New Orleans in what I'd consider harsh conditions (bordering a parking lot.)
Want some?

    Bookmark   August 24, 2004 at 9:42PM
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Have you read the "Low Chill fruits" thread over on the Florida forum? There are a couple of great links with info on persimmons. One is the UF EDIS page. You can find a paper there called "Oriental Persimmons in Florida." The other is a nursery called "Just Fruits." Sorry, I haven't learned how to create links yet, but you can check them out over on the Florida forum, if you haven't already.

    Bookmark   August 26, 2004 at 8:13AM
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"Ruby" is a very large (for a native) delicious native persimmon and at least seems to be self-fertile (many are not). Its leaves are quite attractive, almost as if half way between a Japanese and American persimmon, though the fruit is definitely an American type. Whether it will chill properly there I don't know. I bought (Edible Landscaping in Virginia) what is supposed to be a Russian hybrid between the American and Japanese species, but it is in its first year so I know little yet.

    Bookmark   August 29, 2004 at 6:46PM
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