Bestseed. If I transplant at the beginning of second year. Do you wait until the following year to graft to let transplants recover from transplant shock?
Could be , I have never tried fall fertilization but late growth spells doom for persimmon trees around here.
I’ve never had fertilizer cause a persimmon tree to re-start growth once it’s done for the year. Grapes yes, but not persimmons. I don’t typically use synthetics, though, so they’re never getting a huge shot of N all at once. Could make a difference.