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Persimmon in Sydney

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Fruity Tootie starts with ...
Hi. Wondering how well Persimmon grow in Sydney? I see on earlier posts that people do grow them in Sydney but those that do- how well do they fruit? And when did they start fruiting for you? I bought a nightingale to try and grow but pefore I plant it out want to check I am not wasting my time as I have heard since I bought it thats its a difficult and marginal tree for Sydney? I am very confused with all the conflicting info. Would love some help?! Cheers
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Fruitie Tootie
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HappyEarth says...
Persimmons are ideal for Sydney. A grafted tree will fruit within 1-2 years. Our 2 year old tree last year gave us 50-60 fruits :)

Rich
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21st October 2011 5:53pm
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Fruity Tootie says...
Wow Rich! Pretty impressive for such a young tree! So would you say give my nightingale a go (and plant it in ground) or should I buy a dwarf persimmon as I could then have the option of growing in a pot plus it is a non astringent variety? (Jiro)
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HappyEarth says...
ALways better to grow in the ground than pots, but depends on if you have the space . Both those persimmon varieties are fine. Buy dwarf if you decide to grow in pot, otherwise normal tree for in ground and keep it pruned to a manageable height.

Rich
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Fruity Tootie says...
Thanks so much. Can I just ask one more thing? I knwo people say don't plant decidious trees around the pool which makes sense, but if I plant a persimmon about 1 metre from pool and keep pruned would that work you think? Also are their roots vigorous? Would they unsettle the concrete of the pool you think? Have tried searching for mature persimmon pictures but not having much luck!
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Miranda says...
Persimmon tree in a park in Beijing. Nice fruits for birds in winter.
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amanda says...
Wow - they look great Miranda :) I am envious!
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sandy31 says...
hi everyone, I have green thumb but when it comes to Persimmon, I have failed everytime ( 5 now) I have wasted close to 400$ yet alone in trying to grow persimmon. I have Tried growing persimmon in all parts of ( and raised bed) of my house but everytime they die on me with in 1 yrs.
I have tried Jiro and Nightingale mainly. Jiro that i planted ( (95$) was 1.5m high and had good branches . I planted it in raised bed and like Kath said i given all the good things in spring. It grew very promisingly and had flowers too. i watered it limited when required not evet week or so, as this is what i have been told to water them wen only needed. Then in that heat of jan 19 it started to die from top. By mid march GRAFT idead but Rootstock is alive, and shooting from below and ground.
What i have been doing with persimmon, i have close to 30 other fruit trees and all thriving in near vicinity. I am in Syd west, Blacktown area

what i am doing wrong?
Help and suggestion plz...
TIA sandy
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29th April 2019 11:45am
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David01 says...
Hi Sandy31,

Persimmon likes neutral soil PH range from 6.5 to 7.5. It can tolerate short period of drought but do not like the wet feet. I have few persimmon AS and NAS and they grow direct on the clay soils no raised bed and they bears more than 500 fruits per tree. Below is my advise:
1. first few years cover it when weather is too hot or frosty
2. Moderate water one a day in summer and reduce to 1 a week in winter
3. Apply 1-2 kg of dynamic lifter in spring

My trees are about 20 years of age. I only water 1-2 times a week. stop water in winter when all leaves have gone. Apply 20 kg of dynamic lifter in spring. You can look at my web page to see how healthy they are. Cheers.
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