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Persimmon tree fruit drop

I had a lot of fruit on my Persimmon tree that got to be about 2 inches in diameter, but before ripenining to the orange color they fell off while still totally green. Why does the fruit fall before getting ripe?
Last Updated: Sep 03, 2015  |  31 Views
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Here are some possibilites for why the fruit dropped before ripening:

  • Lack of moisture.
  • Too much nitrogen.
  • Not enough sunshine.
  • Late freeze can cause premature fruit drop.
  • Depending on cultivar, fruit can reach maturity without pollination, but others require pollination to prevent premature fruit drop or failure to develop fruit.

I would check with the Montgomery County Agricultural Extension Service which serves your area:

Address

1015 Bridge Road, Suite H
Collegeville, PA 19426-1179

Contact

Phone: 610-489-4315
Fax: 610-489-9277
MontgomeryExt@psu.edu

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