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tropicaltree



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 12:12 am    Post subject: grow persimmon tree in Phoenix Reply with quote

Is it possible for persimmon tree to grow fruit in Phoenxi? From what I read, it does not produce well in desert heat. However, Lowes and other local nurseries carray it. is there anyone having experience with growing persimmon?
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ajbcirc



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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My fuyu has been in the ground for 3 years and started producing last year. It's planted on the west side of the house and gets some afternoon shade. The majority of time, it's in full sun.

In order to minimize fruit drop in late summer, you need to heavily water the plant as any sort of water stress will cause it to drop. I have the plant on a bubbler and watered for 35 minutes weekly last year, but lost all ten fruit by the end of August. This year I plan on watering biweekly and see if that helps.



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phoenixtropicals
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Joined: 06 May 2008
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Location: Mesa Arizona

PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2011 10:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Your tree looks great. I'm not an expert on persimmons but I would think, like you said, that once a week would not be enough in summer. Let us know how it goes.
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saul4paz



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Location: Mesa AZ

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Excellent job on this persimon, Cool I had one go into shock during planting its just now coming up (i almost gave up on it)
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Dauntless



Joined: 20 Nov 2010
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Location: Mesa, AZ

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 6:49 am    Post subject: Izu Reply with quote

I planted an Izu a couple of months or so ago. I bought an Izu because they don't get as big as some of the others and this made it so that I could plant it on the North side of an Ironwood tree for sun protection.
Thanks for posting the pictures and info. There isn't much out there about growing persimmons here so your post was most appreciated.
Your tree looks really good and healthy.
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tropicaltree



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would like to get Izu Persimmon but have not see it in Lowes or local nurseries. Where did you get Izu persimmon?
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Dauntless



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PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Izu Reply with quote

I bought it at Tropica Mango in East Mesa.
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