Fruit treesJapanese persimmonVideos Crash Gardening Season 2: The Japanese Persimmon by David The Good November 24, 2014January 21, 2017 written by David The Good November 24, 2014January 21, 2017 Enjoy this short segment of me getting bit by mosquitoes while talking about Japanese persimmons: Shop at Amazon and support Florida Survival Gardening Share this post!FacebookTwitterGoogle+Pinterest Related posts:The Great South Florida Food Forest Project Update, May 2015: Failures and ProblemsElderberries in Florida - blooming now!The Smilax is Back and We're Eating ItMore Small Farm AdviceHow to Make a Simple Compost Pile 7 comments PinterestWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Pop quiz over at the Southern Forager’s place next post The Thai Black Banana Related Articles Ron Finley’s Garden November 15, 2012 How NOT TO KILL Your Garden May 18, 2020 Flowing with purple riches July 30, 2014 Grow papaya in North Florida August 24, 2015 Discovering a New Fruit: Genipa Americana May 17, 2019 The Great South Florida Food Forest Project Update,... May 4, 2015 Back in the garden November 3, 2017 Creating a Frankentree Through Grafting March 21, 2016 Update on Growing Cherries and Almonds in Florida July 14, 2016 A Must-Watch: Making Bamboo Furniture January 2, 2019 7 comments Thomas November 27, 2014 - 3:19 am I like the native persimmons a lot, do you know of any seeds for sale? Reply Survival Gardener/David The Good November 27, 2014 - 4:57 am They have a short shelf life, unfortunately. They also require stratification, i.e. refrigeration or multiple exposures to freezing weather in order to induce germination. I have some seeds that will shortly be entering my fridge. If you want a few, drop me an e-mail. Reply Stephen Clay McGehee December 2, 2014 - 1:56 am I can't thank you enough for this post! Over the past few weeks, I've been doing some major fruit tree planting here on my one acre in Volusia County. After seeing this post, I decided that I'd forget about some long-lost memory of eating some really nasty persimmons and take another look at them. Went and talked with the folks at the local nursery where I've been buying other fruit trees, then took a trip to Publix and bought a Fuyu persimmon to try. Your description was perfect – as close to mango as we can get in this part of the state. This afternoon, I bought all three Fuyu trees they had, and have a spot picked out for a fourth when I can find another one. These will join the 2 pear, 4 apple, 5 peach, and 1 avocado that I've planted recently (there were already 9 fig trees planted previously). Again, thank you! Reply Survival Gardener/David The Good December 2, 2014 - 1:58 am You're very welcome. It's an excellent tree. Easy to grow, not too big, plus it's quite productive. You'll love having them on your homestead. If you don't have mulberries yet, I also recommend growing a few of those. Reply Survival Gardener/David The Good December 2, 2014 - 1:59 am You might also want to plant an astringent persimmon variety. The large Japanese "Hachiya" types taste incredible when fully ripe and are excellent for drying, processing and making pies. Wait until they're ripe and jelly-soft, then put them in the fridge. Chilled, they're like eating persimmon pudding. Reply Stephen Clay McGehee December 2, 2014 - 2:17 am I'll probably just stick with the Fuyu since (as I understand it anyway) if there is another variety nearby to pollinate the tree, then the fruit will have seeds – not a big deal, but enough for me to just stick with the one variety. On the other hand, I might try planting them on some other family property. I know very little about mulberries, so I'll have to check that out also. I'm running out of room to plant things though, and still want to get some pomegranates planted. Decisions, decisions… Reply jowdjbrown December 6, 2014 - 12:04 pm It's been another busy stint again with working on arranging the DT Comp, training and more cleaning at Wave. Steve and I were both busy there last weekend cleaning new routes and also cleaning heather, gardening tips Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Notify me of followup comments via e-mail. You can also subscribe without commenting.