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:Growing key limes in north Florida and beyondDioscorea alata vs. Dioscorea bulbiferaA Tale of Two ClimatesDay 5: Drying Tobacco, Easy Composting and Redneck Water CatchmentHow To Make Homemade Fish Emulsion / Fish Fertilizer the Easy Way 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 The Great South Florida Food Forest Project: New... March 14, 2014 Gardening in Shells and Mango Propagation May 6, 2017 Herrick Kimball’s Four-Day Carrots October 15, 2014 Composting Secrets from a Humus Junkie January 21, 2022 South Florida Food Forest Fall 2015 Update December 3, 2015 Growing Trees from Seed October 17, 2012 Growing fruit trees in poor soil April 18, 2014 Easy Pest Control – Crash Gardening, Episode 3 May 23, 2014 How to Make a Simple Compost Pile August 21, 2019 Grow papaya in North Florida August 24, 2015 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.