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What is this fruit tree?

Posted by StephenHo California (My Page) on
Fri, Sep 20, 13 at 23:43

IHello,

I have a plant growing fruits, and do not know what it is.

The fruits are small, green to yellow to deep purple when ripe. size of 1 cm diameter. Inside is yellow, soft, and sweet. The tree is now 10' tall.

Attached some pictures. Oops I can not attach pictures.

I remember this is the root part of a crafted Persimmon tree. After the persimmon died, this root grow a tree.

The question maybe what is most popular to be the base of a crafted persimmon tree?


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RE: What is this fruit tree?

Oh, I can attached one picture...


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RE: What is this fruit tree?

Looks like a native persimmon to me. That's usually what's used in this country as kaki rootstock, I believe. The purple ones are beyond ripe- they have turned from orange, right?

How do you like the flavor?


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RE: What is this fruit tree?

Stephen,

Your grafted persimmon variety died, the root stock probably D. Lotus or Date= Plum. You can graft a better variety of Kaki or American persimmon to it if you desired.

Tony

Here is a link that might be useful: D. Lotus / Date=plum


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RE: What is this fruit tree?

Thank you to Tony and Harvestman,

You had helped to answer the mystery. Thanks you!

Then I google the "kaki rootstock" and found these, a good read.

http://www.avocadosource.com/CAS_Yearbooks/CAS_25_1940/CAS_1940_Pg_43-44.pdf
http://www.lecooke.com/cms/le-cooke-blog/Kaki-vs-Lotus-Rootstock-for-Fuyu-Persimmon.html
http://www.hort.purdue.edu/newcrop/morton/japanese_persimmon.html


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