[NAFEX] Zone 6 persimmons

Lee Reich garden at leereich.com
Sun Dec 9 16:50:07 EST 2007

As I wrote previously, in my experience the two earliest and hardiest  
American persimmons would include Szukis and Mohler, the first self- 
pollinating (or not needing pollination) and the second possibly so.  
Up to a few years ago, my microclimate put me in the warmer part of  
Zone 4.

Lee Reich, PhD

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

On Dec 9, 2007, at 10:01 AM, JAMES ELIE wrote:

> I would be very interested in hearing of any concrete results in  
> the area
> of persimmons for zone 6 or colder.  I am up in the Green Bay  
> Wisconsin
> area which is borderline z4/z5.  I have a Garretson and a NC10 which I
> purchased from Nolin River five years ago.  They are in the northwest
> corner of my lot which is probably why they are so slow growing.  I  
> have
> had flowers but the plants don't break dormancy until the second or  
> third
> week of June which diminishes my chanced for fruit.  The trees have
> successfully survived  the past four years of Wisconsin winter.
> I have a male(as well as a Meader and a Prok) coming in the spring so,
> hopefully I will have ample opportunity for fruit in the next few  
> years.  I
> also have other persimmons from Oikos Tree Crops, one of which is  
> doing
> extremely well.  I am hoping that its a boy!
> Admittedly,  I am pushing the boundaries for a nice harvest but our  
> recent
> winters and the survival of some Japanese Maples in my area keeps me
> hoping.  If one of every three or four years was fruitful, I would  
> consider
> that a success.
> I would be interested in conversing with any like-minded persimmon
> enthusiasts to keep up on what is working.
> Jim Elie
> z4/z5 Green Bay Wisconsin
>> [Original Message]
>> From: <abb7 at Lehigh.EDU>
>> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
>> Date: 12/8/2007 10:46:37 PM
>> Subject: [NAFEX] Zone 6 persimmons
>>> From: "Alan Haigh" <alandhaigh at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: [NAFEX] fuyu persimmons
>>> To: nafex at lists.ibiblio.org
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