We’ve never thought much of persimmons. After all, doesn’t every southerner have a childhood memory of some unsuspecting person being coerced into tasting one of those astringent nightmares from a the forest?
But after tasting a well-grown Oriental persimmon, we have a whole new outlook. Also, compost update, learning why our southern soils are less fertile, growing something year-round, and soil testing
Listen – 20:13
A Composter’s Manifesto – Lee’s description of how we make compost
The Longleaf Breeze Planting Database
Join us at the (online) Longleaf Breeze Social
http://www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/hil/hil-377.html .. info should be generally applicable there. I’m at about the northern limit for persimmons. The astringent varieties are fairly common here, presumably planted by settlers of long ago.