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Wild Am. persimmon in panhandle?

Posted by fabaceae_native z6 NM (My Page) on
Thu, Mar 15, 12 at 12:27

For a long time I've guessed that American Persimmon might be a good fruit tree for naturalizing here in NM, although very very few people are growing it in the state.

After some sleuthing I discovered that the closest wild population of this tree to me is not all that far away, in the Canadian River valley around the town of Canadian in the TX panhandle. This represents the northwestern extent of the species, and would be the best genetic material for growing in NM.

Anybody out there have any info on this population of American Persimmon? Some day in the fall I'll make a trip back there to harvest some seed, but in the meantime any tips would be appreciated...

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RE: Wild Am. persimmon in panhandle?

Just need to add a post to this to keep on the first page for a bit in hopes someone out there might respond. I realize this is more of an ecological/botanical question than a gardening, but would love somebody's input...

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