[NAFEX] Zone 4 persimmons
Lon J. Rombough
lonrom at hevanet.com
Sun Dec 9 10:47:15 EST 2007
Kenny Maxfield, in Moyie Springs, Idaho who was the American persimmon
Interest Group Chairman for several years, grew out seedling persimmons
to select in his zone 3-4 climate (-35 hit fairly often) and got a
number of seedlings that were very hardy there. He also spearheaded a
program of distributing seed from Jim Claypool's best material to other
growers in cold climates. I don't know where he is now, or if he still
has the seedlings, but if you can find him, he would be worth
contacting for material.
One Caveat. In the dry climate of Idaho, persimmons would probably
harden off better than they might in areas with regular summer
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On Dec 9, 2007, at 7:38 AM, Jim Fruth wrote:
Hartmann Plant Company offers a wild persimmon recommended for zone
4. I bought some and they didn't get through my first Winter (-28 F).
Has anyone had better luck with them?
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