Is there anyone on here that are growing American persimmon in more northern areas? All the posts on here recently have me wanting to try it. I think they’re hardy, but I’m not sure if they’ll ripen in time? Even if it’s not every year I’d be happy growing something different I can’t get at the market.
Scanning through the old posts it looks like the earliest ripening cultivars are (in no particular order):
Is there one that you’d recommend I try first? I already ordered some wild rootstock from the MO state nursery just because I ordered some plums too. I’d like to buy one tree and then graft some during the next few years. I know next to nothing about persimmons. Do I need a male pollinator, does it depend on variety? I read through this which is in WI too: http://uncommonfruit.cias.wisc.edu/american-persimmon/ It looks like there’s been a lot of new varieties since then.
Any links or advice would be much appreciated!