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Dwarf tree, self pollinating, deciduous in winter. Fruit will turn orange when ready to eat.

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Comment by Christa on February 26, 2018 at 16:17

Mary-Ann, they will fruit eventually, just try to be patient and talk nice to them, get rid of that axe and relax.  What Elaine says might work and also they are fussy about when to water them.  I don't do anything for them now and they fruit very well. The native bees helped pollination, do you have 2 the same trees?.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 25, 2018 at 22:07

Mary-Ann, give them a serious haircut come the colder weather, arm yourself with a pail of Biodynamic Paste and give them a good 'pasting'. Then see what happens.

Might take my own advice with the Saba and Rollinia as they have the next summer as a one-off reprieve.

Comment by Mary-Ann Baker on February 25, 2018 at 21:11

have two trees and just about ready to dig them out - nothing in 3 years ! and do I love them ! 

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on February 25, 2018 at 20:44

Mmmmm! Persimmons! The fruit look very like the one I had growing for several years on an espalier. Although non-astringent, I preferred the full rich flavour of the soft fruit.

Comment by Christa on February 25, 2018 at 18:51

Finally picked the last of the Persimmon, they are the most delicious fruit.  I have been having a couple a day and enjoying them immensely. 

We bagged them but I feel that they did not need it, as the last couple picked did not have any stings and had no nets. 

Comment by Rob Collings on October 1, 2015 at 22:14

Wow, you've got some wonderful diverse fruit there!

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 1, 2015 at 16:50

I recall that variety when working in a Nursery. Bought mine at Theo's around Petrie. Honnef's I recall but never went there. They had good plants from what I heard.

The gluts sound amazing. If only ...

Comment by Christa on October 1, 2015 at 14:56

After looking at my old paperwork, I found the real name of this dwarf tree.  I remembered it being a four letter word.    It is called a jiro, or ichikikijiro. It is a large flat fruit, goes very soft and sweet if left to ripen on the tree. I purchased it many years ago from Honnef's nursery.  They have been closed for quite some time.   I bought many fruit trees from them.  We went through the stage where no one in the family was interested in a glut of cumquats, olives, peachcots, oranges and much more, so we did away with them.  Naturally I regret that now.

Comment by Elaine de Saxe on October 1, 2015 at 14:06

Are the fruit quite small and flat? I had one similar and that's what the fruit was like and I'd forgotten the variety.

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