I’ve heard about a Texas persimmon tree that bears small fruits like what you describe, however they are a dark brown color. WHAT CAN WE DO TO MOTIVATE FRUIT PRODUCTION? Has your persimmon tree gotten more fruit this past year? I’m thinking the best thing to do would be to take a sample branch of the tree into your local Cooperative Extension Office. Most of the old branches are dead, but I have hopes some of the larger branches will recover next year. They pretty much all dropped and I have about 3 friuts this year. Both American and Oriental persimmons have alternate year blooming and fruiting. Anne. It’s probably 7 years old. If you are interested in growing persimmons, choose a sunny spot that drains well. Keep me posted! Hi Linda, I love fuyu persimmons, yum! Like the tomato, persimmons are not commonly considered to be berries, but morphologically the fruit is in fact a berry. Also, persimmons sometimes bear in alternate years and some years may not have as much fruit. 5 PERSIMMON TREE Diospyros Fruit Seeds + Gift & Co . However they were already here in the edge of our woods when we bought our land . My question is; should I just tear the damn thing out at this point and try with a new tree? This year we had an exceptionally cold winter (St Louis) that lasted longer than usual. The lack of flowers might mean there is not enough phosphorus in the soil. I have about 6 yr old Persimmon tree. In order to post comments, please make sure JavaScript and Cookies are enabled, and reload the page. Hope you can help. It’s very exciting and I just want to tell others on here, DON’T GIVE UP. Have you tried contacting Berkeley Hort nursery to get an opinion? I hope this information helps, keep me posted! I live in California zone 7-9, tree gets full sun. The branches fall down in a weeping fashion, while still maintaining the tight columnar form. Fall doesn't officially start this year until September 22nd, but late summer is a great… Read more…, Schefflera houseplant artwork by Alexandra Brodt. You can try adding bone meal around the base of the tree. The second tree never gave any fruit and about after 19 years I suddenly had about 15 fruits, they were large and beautiful. Last year it had two blossoms for the first time, this year there are none. Standing at 25-30 ft., this tree grows in a columnar shape with a spread of only 5-10 ft. Read more articles about Persimmon Trees. Prune everything else off carefully, making sure not to wound the tree. The existing branches on my trees did not produce leaves but it did start growing new branchs from the bases. Substitute wherever a sweet fruit pulp is called for, as in banana bread. I just planted my persimmon fuyu tree and gave it deep enough ground 3x the size of the roots I heard and twice or more as wide in Full Sun according to the directions living in the Urban south of Ga our climate is hot and off and on dry in summer but damp in August plenty of green blooms and buds tree was about 6ft tall when I got it.Wondered and heard do you need to plant two at a time to get lots of fruits?and how many years will it take thanks!Does it need to be covered in frost winter? Using Persimmon Trees in Your Garden While often grown as a fruit tree, Persimmon Trees do make attractive garden trees too. Click here for instructions on how to enable JavaScript in your browser. Keep in mind that healthy trees grow up to a foot a year but can take up to 7 to 10 years to produce fruit, so be patient. I live in Berkeley and have my tree on a drip system and I do fertilize. Last year it had two blossoms for the first time, this year there are none. Sign up for our newsletter. How do I know if it's a male… Q. Oriental persimmon trees are smaller than native persimmon trees, but the fruit is larger. Depending on how large they are you may want to have a certified arborist do so for you. But in a few select plants — such as bananas, persimmons, figs, … Hi Fatima, how old is your persimmon tree? They need at least 48″ of water each year. Enjoy your tree even without fruits it is a beautiful and bugfree tree. The right persimmon growing conditions are not hard to find. Or use a soaker hose and place that around the base of the tree about 2-3 feet away from the trunk. I’ve already harvested about 20 fruits and there are probably another 60 or more on the tree. Anne. Others I know have gotten loads of fruit after 2-3 years. Because persimmons have very deep taproots, be sure to dig a deep hole. If you’ve never gotten fruit, it could have to do with the way you are watering. Granada hills. But one we know we have had bears fruit every year . 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