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#3117700 - 01/10/13 12:21 PM Persimmons Seeds
DntBrnDPig
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I collected about 40 or so persimmons seeds last fall and have had them wrapped up in the freezer for about 3-4 months at this point.

I'd like to get them started but I'm looking for a good way to do this without spending a lot of money on 40 1-gallon pots.

How long should I grow them before planting where I want them? I saw a tree farm that grew their seeds in a piece of styrofoam with 6" deep holes cut in them. http://www.itascagreenhouse.com/treeseedlings.html

Do you think a persimmons could start well in there if planted when they get about a foot high?
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#3117789 - 01/10/13 01:20 PM Re: Persimmons Seeds [Re: DntBrnDPig]
Bayou Buck
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I've started some in little foam cups and used vegetable trays before.
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#3119675 - 01/11/13 07:29 PM Re: Persimmons Seeds [Re: Bayou Buck]
Great White Stalker
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I have been collecting pots over the last year. I'll share.
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#3121087 - 01/12/13 08:14 PM Re: Persimmons Seeds [Re: Great White Stalker]
buckaroo
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Its best to scratch persimmon seeds with sand paper or a knife, they have a coating on them that keeps moisture out, the acids in animals stomachs will dissolve the coating allowing them to sprout
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#3121856 - 01/13/13 12:13 PM Re: Persimmons Seeds [Re: buckaroo]
dr
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If you transplant them, you might want to put something around them to keep them protected. I put chicken wire around my 5' apple trees, and the deer still destroyed them.
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