My wife bought a few fruit trees by catalogue this spring, the kind
that arrive about 3-4 feet long with bare roots bundled in moist
packing of some sort. Everything grew well, putting forth leaves and,
in the case of the quinces, flowers. Except the persimmons.
She's tried planting persimmons about every 8-10 years but they never
take. I know they grow in our area because there are two trees on the
highway about a mile from our place. Anyone out there have better luck
I told her that next time she wants to plant persimmons, we should go
to a local nursery and buy some potted saplings with leaves on them,
just to make sure they're alive. Or go dig some up along the highway.