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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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
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?
This article should answer some of your questions: http://www.agriculture.purdue.edu/agcom/newscolumns/archives/ITG/2007/August/070803ITG.htm
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.
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