American persimmons right on schedule


#1

Prok, Meader, H-118 …are ripened and starting to fall off the trees.

Tony

Ps. Clark here is the Drippin Honey Asian pear


#2

Those are great pictures, Tony. My prok here in northwest New Jersey are still green. This year my persimmon leaves suffered a minor attack of tent caterpillars that I let go too long working on other projects.


#3

Tony, do u have critters coming by for night/day visits? 1/2 of my Asian Pears are long gone by the time they ripen…:pensive:


#4

I trapped 3 raccoons, 2 squirrels, and 4 opposums this year and that helped saving my fruits from critters this year.


#5

Tony,
Would love to get your opinion of American Persimmons vs Asian/American hybrids or Asians. If I am already growing Asian and hybrid persimmons, is the flavor of American persimmons so different?


#6

Yes. American persimmon is very fragrance unlike the Asian or Hybrids. Prok, Yates, 100-46, and H-118 are all good D.V.

Tony


#7

ugh…I have a nice H118 that’s almost 6 feet tall, I am thinking next year might be the year it finally fruits, and a smallish Prok and EG of about 3 and 4 feet tall………tired of waiting, but not many other options :frowning:


#8

I’m eating Prok from Red Fern Farm. Also pawpaws and Asian pears.

Osage persimmon is very early ripening but very small. It has good flavor.

Dax


#9

Prok


#10

Wow
Either that is your grandkids hand or
Your prok is significantly larger than mine


#11

They are mine. Prok fruits are large for American persimmon. They are the size of a plum.

Tony


#12


Here are my prok
Significantly smaller than yours,but still large
Wonder why


#13

I think your hand is larger than mine.


#14

Tony is right. Your hand is larger.

Prok

Dax


#15

Oops. I should have weedwhacked under my prok trees earlier. Dropped ripened fruits were here and there under the weeds already.


#16

Prok looks amazing! Thanks for sharing. It’s hard to find descriptions for many of the American varieties. I’m planting a persimmon orchard in the Fall with 16 varieties and will definitely have to add Prok