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By Jake47

west midlands, United Kingdom Gb

Hi all has anyone out there grown a persimmon from seed as I have ordered some online.i believe they are semi hardy which is ok for the UK.ime hoping to propagate and plant outdoors against a South facing wall .your thoughts ?



this is a good article.

I don't grow it myself but looks as if it will tolerate quite a cool area. I look forward to seeing how you get on with them.

15 Feb, 2019


Thanks seaburngirl that article is very useful ,i think ive ordered the asian variety so cold down to zero is ok ,so ive got to be careful and maybe protect in the winter.

15 Feb, 2019


Asian persimmons should be hardy down to zone H5, or a little colder.
I, on the other hand, wish that they needed less chilling, so that I could grow them!
Ah, well! :)

16 Feb, 2019


Thanks Tug appreciate your input,would love to send you a few degrees less but where having a very mild february atm.0:)

18 Feb, 2019


While we are having a very "cold" February, here. Persimmons would actually work here this year, but that doesn't happen often enough to make it worthwhile! Not to mention the consequences to our tropicals. :)
There are lots of people breeding fruit trees for cold hardiness and cool wet summers, but almost none breeding for low chill and heat tolerance. :/

19 Feb, 2019

I've been interested in growing one recently but was put when I read that they may not ripen enough in the UK. Here's some info to forward plan your little seedlings...
Let us know how you get on in the future!

25 Feb, 2019


Thanks Irridium all useful info ,ive now received the seeds and have them in the propagator ,so fingers crossed.

26 Feb, 2019


I would keep them cold and moist for a couple of months, to imitate being planted in the ground over the winter. Like many temperate zone trees, the seeds rarely sprout without this cold treatment, called stratification.

27 Feb, 2019

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