Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Wild Persimmon Clone

Posted by barnhardt9999 none (My Page) on
Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 9:10

Yesterday, walking through the forrest I came across a 18" persimmon clone growing from an exposed root of a larger tree. I know the larger tree is a female that produces tasty fruit. If I sever the exposed root with the new tree growing and plant it, will it grow? I think I should be able to get a good 2 foot length of root that is about as thick as my wrist.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Wild Persimmon Clone


You may have to dig a little deeper to get some more fine roots. It may work. It also work better if the tree is still in dormant. Or else you can tag the tree and wait until next march while the tree is in dormant and sever it.


RE: Wild Persimmon Clone

  • Posted by murky z8f pnw Portlan (My Page) on
    Thu, Apr 5, 12 at 15:02

If you are going to wait, I would take a sharp spade and sever its connection to the main tree now. That way it will have some time to grow more of its own roots. It may be getting a good portion of its sustenance from the main tree's root system now.

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Fruit & Orchards Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here