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Old 10-09-2016, 10:31 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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Is there anything I should do for this tree? It was overladen with fruit when a storm came around and broke off the top of the tree.

Top of Persimmon Tree broke-img_2289.jpg
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Old 10-09-2016, 12:25 PM
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Location: Was Midvalley Oregon; Now Eastside Seattle area
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Not to worry. Clean up the break, and next year you'll have new sprouts .
Never have a good pruning technique for our tree. We late winter prune. Then spring prune by pulling off tender sprouts. and then again a summer prune to remove shading branches and top growth.

Tree tends to bear on one side. This week that bearing branch broke (half decayed at stump), maybe 40#. They're just starting to turn color. Astringency is mostly gone. Crunchy sweet stage. PNW.
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Old 10-17-2016, 11:09 AM
 
Location: Holly Neighborhood, AUSTINtx
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Not to worry. Clean up the break, and next year you'll have new sprouts .
Never have a good pruning technique for our tree. We late winter prune. Then spring prune by pulling off tender sprouts. and then again a summer prune to remove shading branches and top growth.

Tree tends to bear on one side. This week that bearing branch broke (half decayed at stump), maybe 40#. They're just starting to turn color. Astringency is mostly gone. Crunchy sweet stage. PNW.
Good to hear. What a peculiar tree it us. Some of the fruit have been full size for 2-3 months are now just ripening. Sometimes a tinge of astringency but glorious results otherwise. In my local market each persimmon was going for $2.50 so very glad I have my own supply!
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