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Questions About Persimmon Trees

Asked by
raysiu on
January 8, 2012

Q. Persimmon Tree

Living in Virginia and would like to know if this is a good place to grow persimmon and fig trees. Any tips would be appreciated.

Answered by
Nikki on
January 9, 2012
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Yes to both. Persimmon trees are hardy in Zones 5-9. Fig trees tend to enjoy somewhat warmer temps, but with adequate winter protection should do fine in your state.

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Asked by
deegarden12 on
May 5, 2012

Q. What’s Soil Mix for My Fuyu Persimmon?

Can I mix Pro-Mix BX with cow manure and compost for my Fuyu persimmon in container? If that is ok, do I still need to be fertilizing it?
Thank you for your help.
Dee

Answered by
Heather on
May 12, 2012
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It will be ok to start with, but yes, eventually you will need to fertilize it. Plants that are growing in pots have no way to reach out and get more nutrients from the surrounding soil and do not have the same process by which ground soil replace the nutrients that plants need. So they depend on you to replace them.

How often you fertilize, depends on the type of fertilizer (the package will recommend how often you should be using the product). For my own fruit trees in containers, I like to use a slow release fertilizer that is a little higher in phosphorous. That gets reapplied once every 3 months spring through fall and is not applied in winter.

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Asked by
kane on
August 19, 2012

Q. Growing Vegetables Near Persimmon Trees

Is there any reason not to plant a veg garden near persimmon trees? I know tomatoes and peppers do not do well near walnut trees, and I am wondering if the same may apply to persimmons? I am in northern Arkansas if this matters. . . . Thank you.

Answered by
Nikki on
August 20, 2012
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No, there is no reason why you can't plant your veggies near a persimmon tree. Just be sure to allow enough space to ensure the tree's roots will not take up all the necessary nutrients that the vegetables require. Also, make sure the tree does not cast too much shade on the garden.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
August 23, 2012

Q. Persimmon Tree Fruit

My persimmon fruits are really small and hard, dried out looking. I water the tree a lot. The leaves look brown in some areas. Any ideas?

Answered by
Nikki on
August 24, 2012
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The tree may be stressed and if it is stressed, it will stop ripening its fruit. Try increasing water to the tree and that should help bring it out of its stressed state.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 11, 2013

Q. Diseases and Disorders of Kaki Plants

7-8 year old Kaki plants grown in a greenhouse. The leaves are yellow, stems twisted and some with black color, low yield. These kaki trees were doing very well under the same growing conditions.

Answered by
AnnsGreeneHaus on
June 12, 2013
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Something must have changed if the plants were doing well and are now struggling. Try to figure out what is different. Hopefully this link will help: http://treesandshrubs.about.com/od/fruitsnuts/p/GrowingJapanesePersimmon.htm

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Asked by
Crow on
June 7, 2014

Q. Male or Female

My wife planted around 6 American persimmon seeds around 8 years ago and still no fruit. How do I know if I have male or female trees?

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 9, 2014
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Asked by
bev5419 on
September 2, 2014

Q. When is the best time to plant persimmon tree

I have a persimmon tree in a pot and would like to know if it’s a good time to plant it now – in September.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
September 4, 2014
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You can plant it now. The best time to plant fruit in Florida is during the rainy season, to take advantage of free moisture. Really, in Florida, you can plant fruit trees almost any time. This article has some info on persimmon: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/persimmon/growing-persimmon-trees.htm

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