G.L. Slate 1949. Native Persimmons in New York (Abstract)

The Garretson variety of the native persimmon, Diospyros virginiana, is growing and fruiting satisfactorily at Geneva, N. Y. Heavy crops have been produced and ripened during late October and early November. Two seedlings also have ripened. Early Golden matures at Ithaca, N. Y.

Transplanted trees, except small seedlings from pots, often winter kill because they make weak growth the first year. When winter-protected with corn stalks and waterproof paper the first year or two, the trees will stand Geneva winters thereafter, even 18°F below zero.

J Fruit Var & Hort Digest. (APS) 4:13-13