[NAFEX] Tall persimmons

Mathew Waehner waehner at gmail.com
Fri Jan 8 15:37:50 EST 2010

Oikos tree crops sells what may be the most northern- adapted american
persimmon selected for fruit production.  The website doesn't make it clear
exactly what climte you need to produce quality fruit, but they sell the
fruit they produce in Kalamazoo, which is in zone 5.


I've bought other things from Oikos, and always been satisfied.

On Fri, Jan 8, 2010 at 3:15 PM, Melissa Kacalanos <mijwiz at yahoo.com> wrote:

> I probably just need someone to talk me out of this, but y'all got me
> thinking about persimmons again. Is it possible to grow them in zone 5a,
> upstate NY? I know the American species is hardy to this zone, but do the
> fruit have enough heat and time to mature here? How about this Rosseyanka
> hybrid?
> I saw a kaki tree in Switzerland in December that looked ridiculous, it had
> so many gaudy orange fruit on it. It made me think that a persimmon might be
> worth planting just as an ornamental.
> Melissa
> Enjoying the smell of candying citrus peel on the stove, and looking out at
> the snow.
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