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persimmon gender?

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by mstrue, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. mstrue

    mstrue New IL'ite

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    How to identify male/female flowers in persimmon?
     
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    Arunarc Moderator Staff Member IL Hall of Fame

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    Hi Mstrue
    Why don't you use google search you will find all the information along with the flowers how they look.......
     
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    mstrue New IL'ite

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    Nice Suggestion. But it kinda beats the need for this forum ;) - we can get every info by just googling too.
    Anyways, here is what I found. May help someone looking for quick ans.

    SOURCE : INTERNET
    Persimmon trees are either male or female and only the females bear fruit. You can tell male trees from female trees because male flowers are smaller and appear in small clusters, while the larger female flower appears alone.

    Inside the female flower you will find the pistil but also sterile stamens, noticeably smaller than stamens in the male flower. The stamens in a persimmon's female flowers are usually sterile but rarely produce pollen. So rarely a tree with female flowers can produce fruit without another tree with male flowers being around. To complicate matters further, a tree's sexual expression can vary from one year to the other and many cultivars of persimmon are parthenocarpic (setting seedless fruit without pollination).
     

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