[NAFEX] Baltimore City Fruit Tree Plantings
nottke1 at earthlink.net
Sat Dec 5 11:24:45 EST 2009
When I was at the U of Oregon many years ago, I remember 5 Asian persimmon trees on campus, loaded with fruit every Fall, but only a few of us harvested them and ate them fresh, leaving many unused until the squirrels ate them.
But I still think pawpaws should be considered for the project - once a few people start eating them, acceptance will spread - especially with Maryland being home to the Pawpaw Tunnel - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paw_Paw_Tunnel
and home to some pawpaw research - http://www.fred.net/kathy/pawpaws.html
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> These criteria scream Asian persimmon to me. There are several
> varieties that are rated as hardy in zone 6, so they should be very
> reliable in Baltimore's zone 7. They do not get very tall and many
> people grow them as no spray trees. Persimmon psylla can cause
> cosmetic damage, but does not affect the fruit. Among the hardiest
> varieties are:
> Ichi Kei Ki Jiro
> Great Wall
> Hana Fuyu
> Tam Kam
> An added bonus is that persimmons are very attractive trees.
> Jujube is another possibility......I think they can get taller than
> persimmon, but their size can be managed by pruning.
> Geraldi dwarf mulberry is another possibility, but the birds will
> probably get all the berries!
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