[nafex] Asian / American Hybrid Persimmons?

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Sun Feb 2 20:11:42 EST 2014

Does Rosseyanka need a male or does it produce well on its own?



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On 2/2/2014 5:25 PM, alexis wrote:
> Re: American/ Asian Persimmon Hybrids
> The trees to which I referred are the Rosseyanka and the Nikita's Gift.
> Both are truly amazing fruit. The Rosseyanka has a deep, rich flavor,
> with the sweetness of the Asians but a more complex, rich flavor that it
> gets from the American heritage. Can hang on the tree through much of
> the winter if you can keep the varmits off of them. Would probably dry
> well, though I eat all of mine too quickly to do much with that yet. The
> Rosseyanka is similar in cold hardiness to American persimmons.
> The Nikita is a bit larger than the Rosseyanka, the skin is a little
> thinner. It is not quite as cold hardy as an American or Rosseyanka, but
> still (probably) more cold hardy than any true Asian. The flavor is also
> very sweet, very rich and complex.
> Both of these trees tend to be largely trouble free as regards disease
> and insects. They are the polar opposite of common fruits (apple, peach,
> plum) that most often need chemicals or LOTS of attention to make
> spotless fruit. They also have higher food value -- not just sweet, but
> filling.
> Alexis
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