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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.

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.

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

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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