Bringing Persimmons Forward
Kentucky: please embrace your persimmon potential. These lovely fruits fit this climate and soil, and handle all the hard work on their own. City, country, suburbs—give them enough water to get firmly situated, and persimmons thrive anywhere. No spraying, no pruning. We all love figs, which can be iffy to grow in Kentucky, but we neglect persimmons, which are so willing to fill us with sweet, custardy, fruity happiness every fall.
Listen to chefs Ouita and Chris Michel's tales of Kentucky's 2016 State Fair here.
Ready to plant? Look at the choices Nolin River Nut Tree Nursery offers, and write or call for specific advice about type and number and important things like pollination requirements. Do what NRNTN tells you! Fall delight will follow, for years and years to come.