Do You Want To Grow Persimmons At Home? Check These Tips!
September 7, 2018 13:32 By Fabiosa
If you want to feel the summer warmth in the cold season not only from your heater, you can always make your home look bright, reminding you of the sunny period. How about a persimmon growing in a pot? The fruit will please you even more, considering the fact you have grown it from a stone.
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Would you say it is unrealistic? However, the experience of many home gardeners shows everything is possible. You just need to know the subtleties and peculiarities of growing this small tree in the house.
First of all, you need to get the seeds. Only ripe fruits can provide the best samples. The more planting material you have, the bigger chance of successful growing you will get.
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The seeds should be dried and then soaked in manganese or simply in water for 1-2 days. It is important to use those that sank to the bottom. Each seed should be planted in a small pot of light soil. Cover the future plant with transparent tape and place in a warm place, ventilating and adding warm water periodically. Remember, not to pour too much!
Some experimenters advise turning the seeds into damp cotton wool and holding for several days, periodically opening for airing. As soon as the first sprouts appear, the fruit is ready to get planted. However, here, there is a danger that the sprout may begin to rot and die.
Also, there are recommendations to rub a bit of sandpaper on the surface of the seed on the edges to help the sprouts break through the hard shell.
Usually, the first sprouts appear in two weeks. If the shell doors are firmly held, you may help by opening the edges.
When the plant is strong and well rooted, it can be transplanted into a larger pot. However, you can do this only in the warm season. Using complex fertilizers is recommended. There shouldn’t be a lot of peat in the soil.
Even though the plant loves heat, it should be accustomed to direct sunlight gradually.
Crown density and height can be adjusted by pinching the upper and lateral sprouts.
At home, the tree can grow up to a meter and a half, but the first flowers and fruits appear only in the third year. Luckily, the plant will always please you with beautiful greenery!
Have you ever had experience in home gardening? Did you successfully grow any exotic fruit? Share your experience in the comments.