[NAFEX] persimmon seed sprouting

lee reich lreich at hvc.rr.com
Wed Nov 16 10:33:33 EST 2005


Yup, the stems are shed just like leaves. The actual shedding may  
take some weeks later.

Lee Reich, PhD
www.leereich.com

Books by Lee Reich:
Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
A Northeast Gardener's Year
The Pruning Book
Weedless Gardening



On Nov 16, 2005, at 10:09 AM, Brungardt, Sam wrote:

> Lee, by "deciduous," do you mean these stems are shed as leaves are  
> in the autumn? -- Sam Brungardt, St. Paul, Minn.
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> I've never had much difficulty germinating persimmon seeds. I soak  
> the seed for a few hours after extracting it from the fruit, wash  
> it, then put it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator along with  
> some moist potting soil. I take the bag out of the refrigerator  
> after about three months, keep it in a warm room, and wait for  
> roots to appear. Once they appear, I pot up individual seeds into  
> deep containers.
>
> Now, grafting persimmons...that's where I have not been as  
> successful. I get only about 50 percent take with whip and tongue  
> grafts made when rootstocks start sprouting leaves. Many persimmon  
> stems are deciduous, so one theory that I have is that many of the  
> grafts that don't take were made with stems that would have been  
> deciduous, so don't live.
>
> Lee Reich, PhD
> www.leereich.com
>
> Books by Lee Reich:
> Uncommon Fruits for Every Garden
> A Northeast Gardener's Year
> The Pruning Book
> Weedless Gardening
>
>
>
> On Nov 15, 2005, at 10:23 PM, Jerrydana5 at aol.com wrote:
>
>> Has anybody had any success at sprouting persimmon seeds?  I've  
>> tried several times and always failed.  Any advice would be  
>> helpful--I obviously don't know what I'm doing.   Jerry in  
>> southern Indiana
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