$32.00 – $42.00
A grafted Female persimmon that is self-fruitful and early producing. Morris Burton bears heavy crops of persimmons annually that slowly drop beginning in late October and continue into winter. Morris Burton produces 1 1/2″ – 2″ persimmons with excellent flavor. This tree is vigorous, early producing, typically producing the 3rd year. Mature height 40′-60′. Plant hardiness zones 5-9.
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MORRIS BURTON PERSIMMON
A grafted Female persimmon that is self-fruitful and early producing. Morris Burton bears heavy crops of persimmons annually that slowly drop beginning in late October and continue into early winter. Morris Burton produces 1 1/2’’ persimmons with excellent flavor. This tree is vigorous, early producing, typically producing the 3rd year.
All grafted persimmon trees are as follows 1′-2′ ($22.00) 2′ – 3″ ($32.00) and 3′ – 4′ ($42.00).
These trees are grafted, defined as using plant tissue from the original tree and attaching it to the new roots. This essentially gives you an identical tree of the one you see in the picture and description.
Morris Burton persimmon tree is self-fruitful and will produce seedless fruit without pollination through parthenocarpy (the development of fruit without prior fertilization). If you wish to have seeded fruit, I recommend planting at least 3 of our cold, hardy, highly vigorous seedlings in your Persimmons orchard if you want to have fruit with seeds in it. There is no need if you want abundant fruit that will be seedless.
PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS FOR MORRIS BURTON
Persimmons will do best when planted in well-drained fertile loam soil with a pH of 6 to 7. However, they are very adaptable to many soil types and conditions. Persimmons tolerate even being planted in heavy soils such as clay with a pH of 5.5 as long as adequate nutrients are available. Persimmons require adequate drainage for proper growth and do not plant in wet areas.
Suppose you have not completed a soil test and improved your soil. I would recommend mixing 1/2 to 1 ounce of 0-20-20 granular fertilizer in your soil when planting. The first number tells you the percentage of nitrogen contained in the fertilizer. Nitrogen applied directly to the tree’s roots will cause your tree’s death. Make sure the first number is zero. Nitrogen is very mobile in the soil. You can apply a small amount of Nitrogen the following year as needed. The 2nd and 3rd numbers are Phosphorus and Potassium. Apply these two nutrients at or well before the time of planting. Because they are immobile, they must be mixed in through the soil. We recommend completing a soil test and making amendments for best results.
Persimmon trees are drought tolerant once established, as they grow a very extensive root system. The trees grafted to this rootstock will give you a mature height of 40′ to 60′. A recommended tree spacing of 25′ to 30′. Plant in a location that receives at least 6 hours of sunlight for optimal growth and fruit production. Persimmons are very shade tolerant and will produce abundantly but need to receive sunlight on the tree for tree health and tree growth. Fruit is a given, even in the shade. You can use your imagination when spacing persimmon trees. Protect the trees from the deer browsing them, as northern deer love to browse persimmons.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 6 – 8 (southern states) Fall shipping will be the last Monday in November. Spring shipping will begin again in mid-March on Mondays as temperatures in my area allow.
Shipping to Plant Hardiness zones 3 – 5 (northern states) we will generally ship on Mondays throughout April as your weather allows for planting.
Plant these dormant trees while trees in your area are still dormant. You can select your ship date at checkout. If you are picking up your trees, typically the first week in April is perfect for planting in Pennsylvania. Please Call or message me to make an appointment to pick your trees up.
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