looking for anyone in canada with meader persimmon and or any other 90 chromosome species and is willing to give the seeds for cash please let me know i would love to grow these incredibly cold hardy persimmins and get new genetics.
I have some ~3 year old trees, it will be a while before I have seeds...
The seeds I planted I believe came from Twining Vine; I think they ship, but their site seems to be down at the moment. Don't recall if they specified a cultivar, or 60 vs 90, but seedlings survived -10C in small pots with no protection beyond a bit of mulch...
Hope that helps, good luck!
Location: Ontario zone 4b
posted 2 months ago
Thank you Dillon, it is very hard for me to find these seeds anywhere I really want to find someone anyone with seed from the cold hardy 90 chromosome varietys like garretson or early golden or meader I know that these will be successful here in my climate zone. I would love for the website twining vine to come up so I am able to see what they have available. there are several zone 5 varietys and American crosses that are out there but very few for zone 4 and I would love to see more of them. Buzz ferver at perfect circle farm in Vermont has successfully overwineterd some persimmons and has found fruiting ones in his region that ripen as well in zone 4. I am hoping he will one day sell seed to Canada. cold resistance is key to having amazing fruit in the more northern regions. not to mention how crazy it would be to see some persimmon once again growing in the more northern regions of Canada same with pawpaw fruit breeding for cold tolerance would be amazing just the unbelievable fruit and ecological value fruit bearing trees give is incredible.
I bought 90 chromosome persimmon seed from Englands Orchard in Kentucky this year. I think they said the genetics were from Michigan or somewhere upthat way. They have a website and were good about answering my emailed questions. The seed came already stratified. I can't say for sure how well it is sprouting as I didn't label which pots were persimmon and which were pawpaw. Both planted at same time and seedlings just coming up now and too little for me to tell which is which.
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