I often wonder how folks could predict the coming winter weather PRIOR to our modern technologies. According to early folklore, it was the persimmon seed that was used for the forecast. As the saying goes, if you slice the seed in half, it will ... READ MORE
Persimmons, Diospyros virginiana, are a native fruit that are greatly underutilized by modern Americans. The plants make a nice small to medium sized tree with great fall color for the landscape and they provide delicious fruit. The fruit look ... READ MORE
Q: What is wrong with my persimmon? Many of the leaves have browning around the edges. After talking to you, I went out and removed some of the stems and found a dark, discolored ring you suspected I might find. My friend thinks it is Botryosphaeria.
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A: Fertilizer requirements for persimmon trees are largely unknown for Florida conditions, but in general the persimmon needs less than citrus or peaches and in fact is thought to drop fruit if grown too vigorously. A balanced fertilizer such ... READ MORE