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  • 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    theficuswrangler on
    June 9, 2014
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    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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