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Growing persimmon from seed -- will it be non-astringent type?

 
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I have collected some persimmon seeds and sow them after cold stratification.
One of them stayed alive despite the slugs.

The seed came from a non-astringed variety but I don't know the name.

This is its third year and growing nicely.

What are my chances of getting a non-astringed fruit out of this seedling? Has anybody grown persimmon from seed?
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Awesome persimmon tree, it looks very healthy! From what I've read, if it was an Asian type persimmon it won't be astringent, but if it is an American type, it will be astringent before being fully ripe.

I haven't grown persimmons yet personally though, but I am hoping to plant some next year and get some seeds from them to grow!
 
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