Nice and satisfying surprise yesterday...

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  1. readonly

    readonly Active Member

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    Yesterday I happened by a small plot of fruit trees I planted 10 years ago this coming spring. Several apple, persimmon, pear and plumb. I noticed one of the persimmon trees had dropped the leaves but had 5 ripe persimmons on the branches. First fruit I've seen on any of the trees I planted. I guess it will get an extra dose of fertilizer this winter. I will be interested to see how it does next year. I don't do a ton of maintenance on my trees, enough protection to keep them alive as seedlings and saplings. Very cool to finally see one produce.
     
  2. willy

    willy Active Member

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    Congrats on the fruit. For your apple trees especially, if your maintenance don't include pruning, start and that will help apple production.
     
  3. stonegraham

    stonegraham New Member

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    congratulations on the 1st fruit
     
  4. THE LLC

    THE LLC Well-Known Member

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    Ten years to first fruit??
     
  5. Mennoniteman

    Mennoniteman Well-Known Member

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    It's rewarding to see the fruits of our labor. Avoid high rates of nitrogen fertilizer on your pears as that can be a cause of fireblight.
     
  6. buckdeer1

    buckdeer1 Well-Known Member

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    I have persimmons after maybe 5 years on bird planted trees
     
  7. swat1018

    swat1018 Well-Known Member

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    I can't say much, I've planted 100s of persimmon seedlings, some unprotected, some in tubes, and have yet to see a fruit. Last major effort was 2013. Persimmon don't transplant well...
     
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    They should start to flower at age 6 to 7......keep planting!!!!

    bill
     
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    Much better luck with raccoon poop plopped in a 2” deep hole. Persimmons have a deep tap root and if damaged, don’t do well. Find some coon turds under a tree and bury where ya want em. I’ve had fruit in 5 years.


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    I’ve had great luck with grafting persimmons. Find male trees and convert them to female. They will fruit within three years. Of course, this requires you to have male persimmon trees to begin with. A lot of folks do and just don’t realize it because they never fruit. They are also one of if not the easiest tree to graft. So if you’ve never tried it I’d encourage you to do so.


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