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Wed Feb 3 18:08:21 EST 2010
Mike McKonkey at Edible Landscape in Afton VA also carries some unusual
On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Fonzie Allbritton <allbrif at charter.net>wrote:
> Burnt Ridge Nursery, Inc www.burntridgenursery.com offers some Asian
> persimmons that will take zone 5 temperatures.
> Zone 6
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Melissa Kacalanos" <mijwiz at yahoo.com>
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Wednesday, February 03, 2010 12:01 PM
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] persimmons
> > I'm considering planting an American persimmon tree. I don't have a lot
> > room, so I probably have room for only one of these big trees. Is it true
> > that 'Yates' sets fruit without pollination, and they're seedless? It
> > sounds too good to be true, so I'm checking with y'all. Are these
> > fruit as numerous, big and tasty as seedy pollinated ones would be?
> > Oh, and someone asked about blue persimmons a little while ago. I notice
> > that they're for sale here:
> > http://www.nolinnursery.com/Persimon.htm
> > although I've heard that they don't taste as good as the orange ones.
> > do look interesting, though. Here's a picture, plus info:
> > http://www.simmonfruit.net/persimmon_improvement.html
> > But now a persimmon growing question: The only place in my yard big
> > for a big tree like that is just to the west of a huge sugar maple.
> > Anything I plant there would get sun only after noon, unless it somehow
> > grows really tall really fast and shades the maple. Would a persimmon do
> > OK with competition like that?
> > Melissa
> > zone 5 central NY
> > Eating frozen strawberries, and looking at the snow.
> > --- On Sat, 1/9/10, Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com> wrote:
> >> From: Lee Reich <lreich at hvc.rr.com>
> >> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Tall persimmons
> >> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> >> Date: Saturday, January 9, 2010, 9:09 AM
> >> I've grown American persimmon
> >> cultivars here in Zone 5 in the Hudson Valley for about 20
> >> years and almost always harvest nice crops. I recommend
> >> Szukis as the best for flavor and hardiness, and just about
> >> as good are Mohler, Dooley, and Yates. Meader never tastes
> >> that good to me, Pieper never ripened, and Prok just barely
> >> ripens but remains somewhat astringent and bland.
> >> Lee Reich,
> >> PhDhttp://www.leereich.com/http://leereich.com/blog.html.
> >> Books by Lee Reich:A
> >> Northeast Gardener's YearThe Pruning
> >> BookWeedless
> >> GardeningUncommon Fruits for Every
> >> GardenLandscaping with
> >> Fruit
> >> On Jan 8, 2010, at 3:15 PM, Melissa Kacalanos
> >> wrote:
> >> I probably just need someone to talk me out
> >> of this, but y'all got me thinking about persimmons
> >> again. Is it possible to grow them in zone 5a, upstate NY? I
> >> know the American species is hardy to this zone, but do the
> >> fruit have enough heat and time to mature here? How about
> >> this Rosseyanka hybrid?
> >> I saw a kaki tree in Switzerland in December that looked
> >> ridiculous, it had so many gaudy orange fruit on it. It made
> >> me think that a persimmon might be worth planting just as an
> >> ornamental.
> >> Melissa
> >> Enjoying the smell of candying citrus peel on the stove,
> >> and looking out at the snow.
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