Regarding persimmon, the cheapest sources will probably be bare root, and persimmon can take a few years to recover and establish after that. In many cases, a faster and cheaper method is to start your own rootstock from seed right where you want the tree. They will be ready for grafting after 1 or 2 seasons of growth, especially if you use D. virginiana, and will quickly surpass a bare rooted tree planted at the same time. Seeds are cheap, and so is scion wood. If you have not grafted before, practice this spring, and you will be ready when the rootstocks are ready! start 3 or 4 seeds in each location, maybe a foot apart, to improve your chances of good rootstock growth and a successful graft.
Location: Trenton, SC
posted 5 years ago
looks like i will be learning to graft
do prefer the non-astringent....
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