[nafex] Asian / American Hybrid Persimmons?

Hector Black hblack1925 at fastmail.fm
Sun Feb 2 21:41:38 EST 2014


My Rossyanka tree produces mostly seedless fruit so I suspect no male is needed.    Hector Black


On Feb 2, 2014, at 7:11 PM, Jay Cutts wrote:

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