I think any backyard grower would be happy all their life if they had just these D.vir. selections. All are 100% female and if no male persimmons in vicinity you will have seedless fruit growing these.
Prok - Large, excellent.
Dollywood - especially for commercial growing but just as well for backyard growers. Firm.
Early Jewel - Backyard & commercial
100-42 especially commercial but backyard too.
100-44 especially commercial but backyard too.
100-46 especially commercial but backyard too.
I115 early, medium/large, drops firm
H63A - Jerry says only drawback for commercial applications is it is soft (if you consider that a problem). good crops, sweet, backyard, mid-season.
Jerry has straw under all his trees so even the soft persimmons land w/o being overly squashed.
Good to hear. What diameter rootstock were you grafting to? I have a few that are fairly thick but many that are still a bit thin. With apples I’ve been able to graft 1/8" successfully but those are pretty forgiving I think.
1/8" max on all. I veneer grafted them. I veneer grafted conifers for longer than a decade and much of it was miniature material less than that. I’d get stuff in that was toothpick caliper. One bud on a stem a toothpick or less in width.
I’m a 90% grafter of conifers… even that little shit. I learned from a man that was recognized among my peers as the best conifer grafter in the USA. His name was Dennis Dodge and he passed away 3-years ago this December. Bethlehem Nursery was his place in Connecticut.
Dax do you have any variegated pine trees you’d be willing to trade or sale? I’ve also been looking for Abies koreana Horstmanns Silberlocke, Abies koreana Silver Show, and Chamaecyparis pisifera Snow Reversion.
Thanks Dax. I haven’t tried veneer grafts so maybe I’ll try that on some of the ones I have. I’ve primarily used cleft and W/T but I should have enough understock material to try all three for persimmon grafting this year.
@bradkairdolf I cut into the rootstock and leave on average a 1/4" of the flap remaining cutting the rest of the above portion of the flap off. On the scion I only cut one side and then lay the cut/exposed portion down on a cork board and make a 1/4" “wedge” on the front side. There’s no need whatsoever to make two long cuts on the scion. Your takes will improve if you do this.
Cork is a natural antiseptic so as long as you clean it with water every so often and never any other cleaning agent you can lay cut scions directly on top of it without harming the cambium. I use the brand: Bambu in the medium size board.