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Re: Persimmon

Post by KIRKY » June 26th, 2020, 3:26 pm

How do the Persimmons go in your climate Mel are they deciduous? Or do you need to defoliate them?
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Re: Persimmon

Post by melbrackstone » June 26th, 2020, 3:33 pm

Some are deciduous, some are not. The natives all still green and happy...

D. kaki coloured up amazingly well. The other edible fruit varieties also lost their leaves. I can remember seeing the trees in backyards regularly in my youth...not so much now. :(
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Re: Persimmon

Post by KIRKY » June 26th, 2020, 5:04 pm

Good to know they grow that far north. They have glorious Autumn colour. The one in our front yard sets fruit but it is so astringent. You can’t eat it till its like a soft Apricot. Planted by my husbands grandmother 70-80 years ago. Fully deciduous down here.
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Re: Persimmon

Post by PeachSlices » July 5th, 2020, 12:31 am

Picture of a princess at ray nesci

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Re: Persimmon

Post by melbrackstone » July 5th, 2020, 8:55 am

At least with a fruit on it you know you'll have a chance. Imagine having fruit on a tree so small though! Thanks for the pic PeachSlices...

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Re: Persimmon

Post by tgward » July 5th, 2020, 8:56 am

hopefully they were local and not brought in from overseas like that

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Re: Persimmon

Post by PeachSlices » July 6th, 2020, 12:07 am

tgward wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 8:56 am
hopefully they were local and not brought in from overseas like that
The nursery has big ones so i think they've been here for a while, i've seen pretty big sized ones around sydney. the nursery focuses on growing cuttings so that one i picked up was like 1/50?

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Re: Persimmon

Post by tgward » July 6th, 2020, 2:16 pm

PeachSlices wrote:
July 6th, 2020, 12:07 am
tgward wrote:
July 5th, 2020, 8:56 am
hopefully they were local and not brought in from overseas like that
The nursery has big ones so i think they've been here for a while, i've seen pretty big sized ones around sydney. the nursery focuses on growing cuttings so that one i picked up was like 1/50?

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sorry I should have referenced the photo of seeds near the start

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