[NAFEX] kaki persimmons in zone 6

Lucky Pittman lucky.pittman at murraystate.edu
Fri Sep 5 17:24:33 EDT 2003

At 08:08 PM 9/5/2003 +0000, Ted wrote:
>I was wondering why nobody talks about growing 'Hachiya' here in the East. 
>Michael, from Edible Landscaping also has not heard of anyone growing it 
>in the East. Could it be that the fruits are so large that they need a 
>longer growing season?
I had a 2-yr old graft of Hachiya that froze out this past winter.

I may try some more kakis at some point in time, but not until I have some 
well-established seedling rootstocks that I can graft at 4 ft or 
higher.  Low-placed kaki grafts just seem not to survive for me here in my 

Lucky Pittman
USDA Zone 6
Hopkinsville, KY

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