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Janne Lassila
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Hello everyone!
Has anyone had success OR notable failures growing persimmons, pawpaws or nut trees near the oceans, or the big lakes? Preferably in northmost USA or in Canada?
My pawpaws seemed to survive their first winter here in Finland, so I am optimistic...but I have no clue if Diospyros virginiana (american persimmon), or any edible Juglans/Carya -species will produce. Hazel will do just fine, we have native  european hazel here.
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Hi Janne Not sure about ammerican persimmon but diospyros kaki could be a good bet

David
your apples are doing well
 
Janne Lassila
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David Livingston wrote:Hi Janne Not sure about ammerican persimmon but diospyros kaki could be a good bet

David
your apples are doing well


That's nice to hear! Unfortunately my graft skills were subpar, so no luck with you scions this year...but two of your walnuts sprouted .

And regarding Diospyros kaki....really?? I thought that they can't stand much frost, and require way more temperature sum/accumulated temperature than the american version. We have here about 1700 per year (Celsius) , would that really be enough?

And someone could also tell me if you don't know what I'm talking about regading the accumulated temperature sums...I am not sure If that is the proper english term.

 
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Since there are about 2500 cultivars of " kaki " in China and Japan I figure that there may be one out there for Finland Japan seems to get mighty cold
 
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