[NAFEX] American persimmon on D. lotus rootstock

Dr. Chiranjit Parmar parmarch at sancharnet.in
Thu Dec 15 00:56:06 EST 2005

Dear Jerry,

The pictures are being sent as an attachment.  If you do not get these, please write me, I shall send you off the list.  The fruits are not yet ripe.  When they ripe, these are nearly black.

The grafts are placed about six inches higher than the ground.

The minimum winter temperature does not go below 25 F in the persimmon growing areas here.  In fact prersimmon is not an important fruit in India.  It was introduced in early 20th century by the British, but could not pick up.

I am also sending you an article that I had written it in the my weekly column which I had written or the newspaper, Hindustan Times (www.hindustantimes.com).

What kind of information you require on D. lotus.  Please write me and I shall send.

Best regards,

Very truly yours,

Dr.Chiranjit Parmar
Horticultural Consultant of Lesser Known Indian Fruits
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jwlehman at aol.com 
  To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org 
  Sent: Tuesday, December 13, 2005 9:03 PM
  Subject: Re: [NAFEX] American persimmon on D. lotus rootstock

  In a message dated 12/13/2005 6:00:41 AM US Eastern Standard Time, parmarch at sancharnet.in writes:

    Let me put my two cents.  In fact, I tried to join this topic when it was 
    started.  But my mails did not reach the list due to some problem.

    D. lotus is called AMLOOK here in my part of India.  It being used as a 
    rootstock for D. kaki for the past 6-7 decades and does very well.

    I have some pictures of D. lotus fruits and can e-mail if anyone is 

    Very truly yours,

    Dr. Chiranjit Parmar

    Dear Dr. Parmar,

    Yes, please send pictures as an attachment to the list. Those of us that want to see them can download and those that don't won't. 

    One thing I want to see is how high off the ground the grafts are placed. What are the lowest winter temps where this is being done? Lotus is also used in the US but in zones higher than zone 5. I believe primarily in zones 8 and higher. Those of you more knowledgeable about this please jump in here. I particularly, need more education on lotus as a possible understock for virginiana.     

    Jerry Lehman


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