How to Plant a Khaki Seed – The persimmon is usually grown as an ornamental plant. Its bright leaves and distinct texture of the trunk bark make any landscape more attractive and interesting. These beautiful beautiful trees also produce a delicious fruit that for many years has been popular in the orchards. Although many of the newer varieties of persimmon are grafts, traditional varieties can be grown successfully from the seed, producing a fruit that has long been used in recipes. As both tree genera – male and female – are needed for pollination, you should plant more than one if your goal is to produce fruit.
How to Plant a Khaki Seed
- Planting persimmon seeds requires a little time and patience. The seeds can be collected from a tree, from ripe fruits or purchased at gardening stores. Seed germination requires a period of constant cold temperatures to induce the state of dormancy, which can be accomplished by the use of a technique called cold stratification. To do this, the seeds are wrapped in wet and chilled paper towels in a plastic bag or container for three or four months.
- You can plant khaki seeds indoors in late winter or early spring. Be sure to use a deep container as they develop long roots that grow long before germination, so if the container is not deep enough, they will push the seed out of the soil. Place them about five inches below the soil surface using a well-drained substrate. Persimmon seeds may take six to eight weeks to germinate and should be kept warm and humid during the process, at 21 to 29.5 degrees Celsius.
- The seedlings should be planted abroad at the end of the first growth period. If the transplant is done later, the root can be damaged, which will make the molt wilt. The persimmon prefers sunny locations protected from high winds with soil that provides efficient drainage. Dig holes deep enough to accommodate the roots and soak the earth around them gently, eliminating pockets of air. Water the seedlings after planting and keep them moist during the period of active growth without soaking them.
- The use of cuttings is recommended to support seedlings until the roots have grown large enough to stand in the orchard. Remove weeds that arise from young trees, avoiding competition for the nutrients needed for a healthy plant. Be patient, because the persimmons need several years of cultivation until they begin to produce their wonderful fruits.