Ended up adding 6 buds on my saijo persimmon tree which already had giombo and honan red branches, two each of astringent rojo brilliante, hao river, and kung san ban si. Put them high on a mature tree so I can taste the fruit next year. Wish I had planted several persimmon trees 4 years ago. Saijo and honan red are excellent fruits I’ve tried but I haven’t tried the others. I got the bud wood from Arkansas and Georgia. I’ll also be planting individual trees of rojo brilliante, hao river, and kung san ban si when I’m sure the buds on the rootstocks have taken. I budded 4 of each variety. I also have scions for non astringent tam kam, gwang yang from New York for my friends who like non astringent persimmons. I plant only astringent since the birds seem to get all the non astringent fruit when I grew them in the past.
6graft by philip sauber, on Flickr