[NAFEX] persimmons in a cool climate

Diane Whitehead voltaire at islandnet.com
Sun Nov 14 19:49:03 EST 2004

Hmm. Since they are both Asian, I wonder why my D. lotus fruits so 
readily while D. kaki doesn't. Maybe it isn't the lack of summer heat 
that stops the kaki from fruiting, but lack of sunshine. The Japanese 
trees I noticed were in open areas, like near farmhouses in Aomori 
Prefecture in northern Honshu. My tree is in a shady place.

Diane Whitehead  Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
maritime zone 8
cool mediterranean climate (dry summer, rainy winter - 68 cm annually)
sandy soil

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