[nafex] Pruning Persimmon.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch at vsnl.com
Thu Dec 6 05:24:22 EST 2001


I have some experience with the orchard scale cultivation of persimmon here
in India.  I feel that this tree virtually does not require any pruning,
especially in home orchards.  Only dead wood or branches very oddly placed
may be removed.

I have seen this in Japan too.  The Japanese home gardeners just the trees
grow undisturbed.

One of the basic principles of home scale gardening is to adopt the simplest
technology.

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar
Horticultural Consultant on Lesserknown Indian Fruits
http://www.lesserknownplants.com

----- Original Message -----
From: boyd manges <bmanges at yahoo.com>
To: <nafex at yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Tuesday, December 04, 2001 10:56 PM
Subject: Re: [nafex] Pruning Persimmon and Pawpaw??


> Reich in "uncommon fruits..." says persimmons should
> be pruned to an open center or leader system because
> the wood is brittle and breaks easily.  He also
> recommends bearing age trees be pruned to shorten
> branches (my trees also seem to be somewhat branchy
> and thin).  PawPaws can also be pruned, but my 8 year
> old trees look great unpruned (except for crossed
> branches)  the branches are stout and don't even bend
> with a big cluster of fruit. They have a natural
> pyramidal shape I'ld hate to mess with.  I did prune
> some seedlings to fit in a grow tunnel, though.
>
> boyd manges n. Michigan Z5
> --- nottke <nottke at ols.net> wrote:
> > Can any one point me to a reference, or tell me,
> > about whether or how to
> > prune American persimmons and pawpaws?
> > I have several seedlings of each and I am interested
> > in optimizing fruit
> > production from them.
> > In the case of each type of tree, the tallest are
> > about 12 feet and the
> > shortest are about 2 feet.
> > Thanks.
> >
> > James E. Nottke
> > Pfafftown, NC
> > Hardiness Zone 7A
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> __________________________________________________
> Do You Yahoo!?
> Buy the perfect holiday gifts at Yahoo! Shopping.
> http://shopping.yahoo.com
>
>
>
>
>
>
> ------------------LIST GUIDELINES----------------------
>
> 1) Please sign your posting.  Include climate and location information if
relevent.
> 2) Attached files will be stripped from your messages.  Post attachments
on the www.YahooGroups.com website.
> 3) To unsubscribe send a BLANK message to
>         nafex-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com
> 4) Include only pertinent comments/questions when replying to a posting
and NOT the entire message (especially if the initial posting was large).
>
> Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/
>
>
>


------------------------ Yahoo! Groups Sponsor ---------------------~-->
Promise to Quit
Nicotrol will help
http://us.click.yahoo.com/5vN8tD/AqSDAA/ySSFAA/VAOolB/TM
---------------------------------------------------------------------~->





------------------LIST GUIDELINES----------------------

1) Please sign your posting.  Include climate and location information if relevent.
2) Attached files will be stripped from your messages.  Post attachments on the www.YahooGroups.com website.
3) To unsubscribe send a BLANK message to 
        nafex-unsubscribe at yahoogroups.com
4) Include only pertinent comments/questions when replying to a posting and NOT the entire message (especially if the initial posting was large). 

Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to http://docs.yahoo.com/info/terms/ 





More information about the nafex mailing list