Black Persimmon fruit - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by amna1387
August 30, 2006

My mum, grew a black Persimmon seed, in her garden. She grew it about 4 years ago. Now the plant has fully grown, and blossomed, but it has not yet grown the fruit.
The buds keep falling off, it makes the flower, to grow the fruit, but it doesnt grow the fruit, The flower just falls off.

Why does that happen?

And have you got any tips on making the black Persimmons grow?
What can I do, to make the fruit grow? because, the plant is quite big now.

Thanks alot


Answer from NGA
August 30, 2006
This tree, Diospyros digyna, typically begins to bear about 5 years after planting so the tree may still be a bit immature to carry a fruit crop. In a brief seach I found some information about this tree from the World Agroforestry Centre in which it mentions potential pollination problems. Apparently some, but not all, black persimmons produce self-incompatible flowers. This means it is possible that you will need two trees that bloom at the same time in order for pollination to succeed.

You may find their article about this tree helpful. It also mentions that the mature tree is quite large, for example. (You may need to cut and paste the complete url into your browser to make it work correctly.)


Congratulations on keeping it going so far and best of luck with your tree!

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