Vegetables and Fruit forum→Persimmon worries!

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Name: Luka
Jun 1, 2020 12:48 PM CST
Hello everyone,

This is my very first post on this forum and I doubt it'll be the last as I'm new to all this and started planting stuff for the first time in my life!

About 3 weeks ago I bought a persimmon from a gardening center and planted it in neutral pH soil with addition of universal fertiliser that amongst other elements of contains Mg and B important for fruits.

Not sure if I should be concerned about it but the older leaves have gotten riddled with dark spots and baby leaves are yellowish with green veins.

I've read this could be a symptom of lack of manganese that's usually caused by soil pH being too high.

Any thoughts on this? Thank you!
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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Jun 1, 2020 1:10 PM CST
It is pretty common in most of the southern states where rainfall is lacking and water is alkaline. I was tempted to plant a Persimmon years ago, but read they don't do well in alkaline soil, so passed. Yours is an obvious deficiency. If you would add your general location to your profile it would help get you advice from local growers, perhaps.
Name: Luka
Jun 1, 2020 2:08 PM CST
Hi Carol, thanks for the reply!
I'm from Croatia, we haven't gotten much rainfall lately but have been watering it regularly and the weather isn't that hot yet.

I'll fetch something from the store and try take care of the alkalinity. Hope it works!

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