imafan26
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How do you grow persimmons from seed.

Someone gave me some persimmon seeds and I planted them about a month ago. Nothing yet.
Are there any tricks. The seeds were fresh. Do I need to soak, scarify (how, they are pretty tough seeds), or chill them first. Or do they just take a while?
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Re: How do you grow persimmons from seed.

I think seeds like that do well with scarifying. In my experience, hard seeds like that are safest to hold with a pair of pliers and rub against sandpaper until white interior shows. Then soak and sow.

I think they probably need cold stratification too.
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