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Best way to pick persimmons?

Posted by keepitlow 6 (My Page) on
Sun, Oct 28, 12 at 13:38

Was trying to pick some of my small crop of persimmons. They are not easy to pick. Tried twisting them off and they keep turning and turning. I tried a fruit picker basket and it just about breaks some of the branches off. Should persimmons be cut off individually by hand? I never knew they were such a tough fruit to pick.


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RE: Best way to pick persimmons?

  • Posted by fruitnut z7b-8a,4500ft SW TX (My Page) on
    Sun, Oct 28, 12 at 14:27

I cut mine with hand pruning shears. It's a tight fit but the blades slip in between the branch and the stem base that covers the top of the fruit. They just don't come off easily any other way.


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RE: Best way to pick persimmons?

Mine (Tam Kam) grow tight to the branch, I could never get a pruning shears in there. I use wire cutters.


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RE: Best way to pick persimmons?

If you try to pull them, the branches will break, as persimmon wood is brittle and/or the soft ones will squish in your hand. Yes, you have to cut them off.

Carla in Sac


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RE: Best way to pick persimmons?

with more persimmon trees than I need...I have no worries about cutting a small branch here and there.


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