[NAFEX] blue persimmon

Jwlehman at aol.com Jwlehman at aol.com
Thu Nov 12 08:33:14 EST 2009

In a message dated 11/12/2009 12:07:22 AM Eastern Standard Time, 
holycow at frontiernet.net writes:

> Half would be males, and the others would produce blue, 
> yes, but inedible fruits.  What's the point?  They'd do better to amuse 
> themselves by grafting a branch from a known female blue persimmon onto a 
> good quality tree.       Donna

Donna is correct. There is great genetic diversity in persimmon and 
planting the seed you have a far less chance than 50/50 of getting a good blue 
[hue] persimmon. Diospyros is not homozygous, but rather is heterozygous. 

Jerry Lehman, Chair
NAFEX American Persimmon Group
7780 Persimmon St.
Terre Haute, IN 47802
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