[NAFEX] persimmon seeds

derry&bill wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
Sat Nov 13 22:50:08 EST 2004


Bob,

I think I'm 7a or 7b. It's not very clear to me because the USDA says Zone 7a has
average minimum temps of -15 to -18°C and Zone 7b has average minimum temps of -12
to -15°C and we certainly don't have those as average minimum temps. We can go
down to -15°C and maybe even to
 -20°C, but our average minimum temps are much higher, maybe 0°C.

USDA says Vancouver is 6b and that's where the Fuyu persimmon tree is (in a
sheltered area).

If I could find out what zone Bellingham WA or Seattle WA was in, I'd be the same
or similar.

I've just tasted Fuyu and I thought it tasted great. Does D virginiana taste as
good?  Fuyu looks like a mini-pumpkin, does D virginiana look more like a tomato?

We had a drought this summer with record high temps. Maybe this is persimmon
weather?

Derry

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: Derry,
:
: What zone are you in in Vancouver?  Most oriental persimmons --such as
: Fuyu--do not survive north of zone 6, marginal in upper zone 7 around here.
: I'd think D. virginia would grow there; much hardier than D. 'kaki'.
:
: Bob Kelly
: Aberdeen, MS Zone 7b




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