DIOSPYROS Kaki - Oriental Persimmon 25g

SKU: ES 83-25g
Stock: In Stock

Family: Ebenaceae
Characteristics: Deciduous tree 10 m spread 3 m

Seed per gram: Approx. 1-2

$24.80 AUD Excl. GST

Also known as the Japanese Persimmon the oriental persimmon is a globe-shaped tree with delicious orange, baseball-size fruits that remain even after the leaves have fallen.
Large leaves 10-15cm (4-6") in length emerge glossy bronze in spring and turn to gold to orange-red in autumn.

Indigenous to East Asia.

Adaptable to most soils and conditions. Drought and frost resistant.

Grow Notes:

Although seed can be sown most of the year in many parts of Australia seed is generally best sown in spring or autumn, avoiding the coldest and hottest months of the year. The optimum germination temperature for germination is around 20-22°C

Cold stratification is recommended.
Cold treatment may not be critical for germination to occur in colder regions but should give increased germination rates.

This can be replicated by cold stratification in the refrigerator for 60 days. Alternatively wintering in the garden in cold climates will assist germination.

  1. Soak in water overnight.
  2. Sow seeds at depth equal to two or three times their width.
  3. Water with a fine mist spray to avoid disturbance of the seed.
  4. Ensure the mix is moist but not waterlogged.
  5. Place the container in a plastic bag.
  6. Place the bagged container in the refrigerator for 60 days.
  7. Germination generally occurs in 21-28 days when moved to warmer temperatures after the period of cold treatment.

General note: Seeds of many natives are dormant and require specific conditions or pre-treatment for germination.
Do not be too hasty to discard seed that does not germinate, seeds will often lay dormant until the conditions are similar to their natural requirements for germination to occur. Containers put to one side will often surprise long after they were discarded.

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