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Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??

 
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What is your favourite UK grown fruit ??
Apple
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
Apricot
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
Cherry
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
Damson
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
Elderberry
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Fig
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Gage
20%
 20%  [ 2 ]
Hawthorn
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Medlar
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Mulberry
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Nectarine
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Pawpaw
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Peach
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Pear
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
Persimmon
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Plum
10%
 10%  [ 1 ]
Quince
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Sorbus - Devon Sorb Apple
0%
 0%  [ 0 ]
Total Votes : 10

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gray_b



Joined: 24 Jun 2011
Posts: 243
Location: Leafy Shires of the Midlands
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 11 7:39 pm    Post subject: Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ?? Reply with quote
    

Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??

Here is a photo of this years fruit from my chocolate persimmon (its not really chocolate, but the flesh is darker orange almost dark brown).

Last years crop was good, not lots by any means but useful and tasty.



Other varieties that I am growing (that are still getting going) include,

Date Plum (Diospyros Lotus) seed for rootstock growing
Campbell NC 10
Cioccolatino (Chocolate)
Costata
Dunaj
Farmacista Honorati
Hana Fuyu
Hiratanesnashi
Jiro
Meader
Nikita’s Gift.
Peiper
Rojo Brillante
Tipo
Tomatero
vanille
Yates

Bulgarianlily



Joined: 01 Jun 2008
Posts: 1667
Location: South West Mountains of Bulgaria
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 11 8:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

I didn't know they were that hardy. Do you protect them at all in winter?

jamanda
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Joined: 22 Oct 2006
Posts: 35049
Location: Devon
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 11 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's one heck of a poll! I think you'll get a better response if you rename the thread though. Persimmons are a fairly niche market even for here.

yummersetter



Joined: 26 Jan 2008
Posts: 3241
Location: Somerset
PostPosted: Sun Jul 03, 11 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
    

That's an interesting list of persimmons, they're a fruit I've thought about but never planted.

I ticked gage - a lot of the fruits on the list I may have in a good year but not dependably. But really I like different fruits in succession so its not an exclusive choice. And mirabelles and japanese plums aren't there except as 'plum'.

Blue Peter



Joined: 21 Mar 2005
Posts: 2400
Location: Milton Keynes
PostPosted: Mon Jul 04, 11 9:48 am    Post subject: Re: Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ?? Reply with quote
    

gray_bale wrote:
Anybody growing Persimmons in the UK ??

Last years crop was good, not lots by any means but useful and tasty.


I was under the impression that persimmons needed a good summer to ripen well. But, given that last summer wasn't much cop, presumably that's not the case?


Peter.

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