starting Persimmon trees from seed
Last November while on a trip to IN I came upon an old favorite Persimmon tree, heavy with fruit. I gathered up several of the fallen Persimmons from the ground in hopes that I could harvest the seeds and try my hand at growing Persimmons in my New England garden. I ate the fruit, spit out the seeds, cleaned them up and placed them in the frig to over winter. I planted them about three weeks ago and nothing has happened. I'm wondering if the frig was not the correct way to go...should I have put them in the freezer? If the answere is yes...is it too late? Could I put them in the freezer now for a week or two to see if they will germinate? I know there is a Persimmon tree in Sandwich on the Cape that grows well and has fruit every year so, I know it can be done.
Any thoughts? Thanks, Gang.