Q. 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?


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:


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


Phone: 610-489-4315
Fax: 610-489-9277


  • Last Updated Jan 08, 2019
  • Views 38
  • Answered By Aska Gardener

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