As Vince has been eating the persimmons we picked last week and saving all the seeds. He read about how to clean them, get some kind of “sheath” off them, dry them and save them to plant.
Last time I looked, there were three sheets of parchment paper full of seeds. If he plants all these seeds, we’re going to have a lot of persimmon trees. Whether they ever make fruit or not . . that’s the big question. It’s hard to grow much of any thing with our high pH soil but Vince is definitely getting an A for effort with cleaning up these seeds
Nelle Coursey says
Are they some of the ones that have the hard shell that you have to rub sand paper on?? I know you need to do that to Bluebonnet seeds. Or you can put them in the freezer and plant them in the fall the next year.
Susan Nixon says
They look nice and clean, but what do I know? I really can’t imagine wanting a persimmon tree, but he does seem to like them. He’s taking no chances. If one in ten sprouted and became a tree, he’d have enough fruit for life – but he’d have to stay in Texas!
You will probably start seeing persimmon volunteers. We have a tons of small new trees from our one persimmon. Donnie says he’s going to dig them up in spring and move them to the back. I love persimmons too but my blood sugar doesn’t! They make great bread, cookies, muffins, etc.