Home Page
   Articles
       links
About Us    
Traders        
Recipes            
Latest Articles
Persimmon tree - where to buy from?
Page 1, 2  Next
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own
Author 
 Message
Pineberry



Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Cambridge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 4:29 pm    Post subject: Persimmon tree - where to buy from?  Reply with quote    

I am new to this forum but got into into thru googling regarding persimmons.

Could anyone recommend where I can buy different persimmon cultivars from?

I know some nurseries do sell the trees now, but when I called them up and enquired which variety they supply, only spaldingbulb got back to me. The rest have know idea it is just Sharon fruit, persimmon they sell (no cultivar name) and parting with £38.99 @ T&M for unknown cultivar is not what I am happy with.

I read some post that some people name several cultivars they grow, but where can I purchase them from? Please help.

sean
Downsizer Moderator


Joined: 28 Oct 2004
Posts: 41629
Location: North Devon
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I suspect that more knowledgeable people like tahir, Tai Haku and Yummersetter will be along with more detailed answers. In the interim: Welcome aboard and take a look here

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24548
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yup: I'd say Tahir.

Tahir!

Sorry: croeso, Pineberry! You'll get used to us in time.

tai haku



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 472

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

sean wrote:
I suspect that more knowledgeable people like tahir, Tai Haku and Yummersetter will be along with more detailed answers. In the interim: Welcome aboard and take a look here


Crikey - honoured to be sandwiched between those two. I got mine from ART at the link Sean provided above. I got "fuyu" which was less than half T&M's price. Ironically enough I saw a huge one at my parents local garden centre for only £60 (I've never seen anything in a pot that big before for less than £150) so there must be a fair few around.

Here is my fuyu last week (it's the stick behind the wheel barrow) which I suspect means I may need a new one.

Untitled by WLA, on Flickr

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3192
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 6:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Like the marble balustrades

tai haku



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 472

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

yummersetter wrote:
Like the marble balustrades


Alas, the only marble balustrades you'll see with dry rot!

Pineberry



Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Cambridge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I was researching persimmons and really would like non astringent varieties that you do not have to wait to get soft. Could someone point into the right direction on it?

Gardening express sells large specimen tree but again no idea what variety it is.

Also would they reliable fruit in the UK summer?

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3192
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Are you thinking of planting it outside?

Pineberry



Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Cambridge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Yes, outside
I am in Cambridge area

mochyn



Joined: 21 Dec 2004
Posts: 24548
Location: mid-Wales
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 7:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cambridge: flat, winds from the east, dry, chilly: that Cambridge? Or cambridge Mass?

Tahir is in Essex. Can't remember if he's got any Persimmon.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3192
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 7:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

OK, I'd wait for Tahir as well, as he grows unusual fruits in the East of England.

You might find it to be money squandered, though.

Pineberry



Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Cambridge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Cambridge fenland
Quite windy yes, lowest rainfall across the country supposedly, not last year though
North of Cambridge city to be exact

tai haku



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 472

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pineberry wrote:
I was researching persimmons and really would like non astringent varieties that you do not have to wait to get soft. Could someone point into the right direction on it?
......
Also would they reliable fruit in the UK summer?


These are the varieties ART offer, as you'll see Fuyu (the one I got) is non-astringent:

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) Kostata
Fruits yellow-orange, very large, very good quality (astringent before ripe). Tree vigorous, upright, does not require cross pollination. Grafted tree.

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) Mazelli
Fruits orange-red, round, very large, good quality (astringent before ripe). Tree does not require cross pollination. Grafted tree.

Persimmon (Diospyros kaki) Fuyu
Japanese non-astringent variety, fruits flattish-round, large, orange-red, excellent quality. Tree vigorous, does not require cross pollination. Grafted tree.

Their persimmon plants were a decent size for the money. As to harvest I've no experience but think you're very unlikely to get a decent harvest every year. Probably better to be thought of as a nice ornamental that is gonna maybe give you a fruit or two to enjoy and a decent crop every once in a while.

Pineberry



Joined: 16 Mar 2013
Posts: 6
Location: Cambridge
PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Fuyu sold out for this season, will have to wait till next season to order from them.

Have to search for more options.

One person on this forum posted a very impressive list of his persimmons he grows. Just wondering where would they come from.

My kids love them and really hope I could grow few trees.

tai haku



Joined: 17 Apr 2011
Posts: 472

PostPosted: Sat Mar 16, 13 9:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

Pineberry wrote:
Fuyu sold out for this season, will have to wait till next season to order from them.

Have to search for more options.

One person on this forum posted a very impressive list of his persimmons he grows. Just wondering where would they come from.

My kids love them and really hope I could grow few trees.


That happens. If you end up thinking you want one from them, go early. They sell out of nearly everything.

I think the chap with the list was gray_b (see below). He may be along soon but if not you could try contacting him through his shop here: http://www.gb-online.co.uk/prestashop/.

gray_b wrote:
Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??

Here is a photo of this years fruit from my chocolate persimmon (its not really chocolate, but the flesh is darker orange almost dark brown).

Last years crop was good, not lots by any means but useful and tasty.

Other varieties that I am growing (that are still getting going) include,

Date Plum (Diospyros Lotus) seed for rootstock growing
Campbell NC 10
Cioccolatino (Chocolate)
Costata
Dunaj
Farmacista Honorati
Hana Fuyu
Hiratanesnashi
Jiro
Meader
Nikita’s Gift.
Peiper
Rojo Brillante
Tipo
Tomatero
vanille
Yates

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Downsizer Forum Index -> Grow Your Own All times are GMT
Page 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2
View Latest Posts View Latest Posts

 

Archive
Powered by php-BB © 2001, 2005 php-BB Group
Style by marsjupiter.com, released under GNU (GNU/GPL) license.
Copyright © 2004 marsjupiter.com

<-- -->