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

Rooting a Japanese persimmon?

Posted by pylot usda 9b, sunset 17 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 17, 10 at 0:54

Any suggestion on how to root a Japanese persimmon (I think it is similar to Hachiya)? I got a branch with current + last year wood from a tree whose fruits seem excellent, and I was wondering if I can root it somehow. Any ideas? I don't have a rootstock to graft it to, plus I've never grafted before, so rooting sounds more appealing.

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Rooting a Japanese persimmon?

I've never heard of anyone been successful rooting persimmon cuttings. You can take root cuttings and they will root but not a branch. The common way of propagating it is grafting into desirable rootstock in spring.


RE: Rooting a Japanese persimmon?

You can learn how to graft. There are also many places that will custom graft for you. It's not expensive.

Also, some states have scion exchanges in the spring, and there will be people sitting there doing custom grafts for the public. Again, not expensive.

RE: Rooting a Japanese persimmon?

Depending on the size of the cutting foliage stage of growth and area the cutting was taken from you can root just about anything with the right tools and care. It's easier to root a clean cutting that is in it's growth stage and at least 5” in length with a small portion of it hardened off. On the easiest specimens just soaking them in clean water with just a few drops of hydrogen peroxide, (Partial shade, rooting portion dark, cool, 50-60 deg for most and water changed daily) will do the trick. The more difficult ones need cloning gel and cloning machine or a type of aeroponics assistance to prevent rotting or drowning in the root zone. If it has too much foliage it will dehydrate fast with out some no-wilt on them. It is also important not to give it too much nitrogen as it will inhibit rooting, instead use something that is formulated for early root growth. My best results come from a aero/hydroponic machine using beneficial fungi and bacteria (no peroxide) like House and Gardens Roots Excelurator.
Hope this helps

RE: Rooting a Japanese persimmon?

  • Posted by brandon7 6b (like 7b now) TN (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 17, 10 at 22:54

I've never heard of a Japanese persimmon cutting being rooted. I doubt that it is impossible, but I would bet that it would not be easy or even do-able with just a glass of clean water and hydrogen peroxide.

RE: Rooting a Japanese persimmon?

I've never tried this myself, and it is true that techniques for rooting persimmon cuttings are not well known and not generally practiced, but I have heard a claim (that sounded legitimate) from someone who said that they were able to root persimmon cuttings. I don't recall the process, but I do know that it was fairly complicated. In any case I'm not sure that there would be a great benefit to having persimmons on their own roots, as there might be for say pawpaws, which are more likely to be grown in single clonal groves and so benefit from having the pedigree root genome.

 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