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#2963010 - 09/30/12 06:09 PM Persimmons seeds
diamond hunter
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I just ate several persimmons and was interested in saving the seeds and trying to get some trees out of them,does anyone know the best timing and methods and care to share??
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#2963024 - 09/30/12 06:25 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: diamond hunter]
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strain your poop!HA! Persimmons require excoriation through a GI tract before they will germinate at high rates......no $*&^, no persimmons, literally!

The above maybe a complete wive's tale, so don't go making a scene out in your backyard, chasing coyotes and coons around hoping for some droppings!!!! :D.

http://www.biomedsearch.com/article/Germination-rates-tree-seeds-ingested/55329674.html


Edited by 7mm08 (09/30/12 06:34 PM)
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#2963061 - 09/30/12 07:10 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: 7mm08]
diamond hunter
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#2963063 - 09/30/12 07:12 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: diamond hunter]
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They need to freeze before they will grow, put em in the freezer for a week

Once in soil germination take a long time, 12 weeks sometimes

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#2963138 - 09/30/12 08:11 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: Red4arm]
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I have never had any problems with germination rates and they do not have to pass through a GI tract as many believe—that is an old wives tale. I gather seeds and place them in a tupperware container that is lined with a lightly damp towel and leave them in the fridge for a few months. I then just plant the seeds and always have a 60%-70% germination rate. I have also just gathered the seeds up in late feb. and planted them and have had similar results. I have more seeds this year than I have ever had, due to a much higher than normal crop, so I will have some extra seeds if anyone wants some.
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#2963156 - 09/30/12 08:25 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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Thank you TNDeerGUY for clearing that up, and of course diamond hunter's neighbors thank you!
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#2963211 - 09/30/12 08:54 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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I just picked some seeds up off the ground from under a persimmon tree. I poked a hole in the soil of our flower bed and dropped one in each hole. Covered them up with a little soil and they all came up. I done this in the fall and the next fall I moved them to pots. I will be planting them as soon as I get a chance.
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#2963385 - 09/30/12 11:39 PM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: 7mm08]
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#2963634 - 10/01/12 08:40 AM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: TNDeerGuy]
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 Originally Posted By: TNDeerGuy
I have never had any problems with germination rates and they do not have to pass through a GI tract as many believe—that is an old wives tale. I gather seeds and place them in a tupperware container that is lined with a lightly damp towel and leave them in the fridge for a few months. I then just plant the seeds and always have a 60%-70% germination rate. I have also just gathered the seeds up in late feb. and planted them and have had similar results. I have more seeds this year than I have ever had, due to a much higher than normal crop, so I will have some extra seeds if anyone wants some.


Same here. Just put them in the fridge for a few months with a damp paper towel. Plant in the spring.

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#2963752 - 10/01/12 09:43 AM Re: Persimmons seeds [Re: Bayou Buck]
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Do you have to have a male and female tree for the females to produce?
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