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 Oh-So-Useful Cecropia TreeThe 30 Day Video Challenge is Done! So What's Next?Back To Eden Chicken Run CompostingCan You Grow Coffee in Florida?How to Tell a Seedling Citrus from a Grafted Citrus 7 comments FacebookTwitterGoogle +PinterestRedditWhatsappEmail David The Good previous post Pop quiz over at the Southern Forager’s place next post The Thai Black Banana Related Articles Waffle Gardening – A Method for Arid Climates October 18, 2017 Two Blue Watermelon Videos February 22, 2018 Protecting loquat fruit from frost April 10, 2015 Germinating Cashew Nuts May 26, 2016 How to grow pawpaws from seed August 3, 2015 Getting the Gardens Going Again January 7, 2017 Easy-to-Build Modernist Cinder Block Bookshelves… That Actually Look... April 12, 2016 Tree Collards January 2, 2015 Growing apples from seed March 12, 2014 Cannonball Tree Fruit June 2, 2016 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.