[NAFEX] blue persimmon seeds wanted...

bmn at iglou.com bmn at iglou.com
Fri Nov 20 19:22:21 EST 2009

I already covered these points with the requestor.  He just likes growing
oddities and doesn't want to graft.  I can only inform folks, not make
choices for others.

On Thu, November 12, 2009 00:06, Kieran &/or Donna wrote:
> Yuck.  From what I know of blue persimmons, they are just the ones with
> the most tannin.  Pretty much inedible till frost, and maybe not then.
> The
> orange ones are better eating.  I thought we were in the armpit of
> persimmon genetics till I went up to Overton co TN where we got a tour of
> a large cow pasture with many blue persimmons . If the seeds were planted
> the trees would look exactly like seedlings from good varieties, and would
> take up exactly as much room, and take just as long to crop.  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.  That way they could show someone the difference
> without all that wasted space and time.     Donna

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