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Germination of

Diospyros virginiana

American Persimmon, Common Persimmon, Eastern Persimmon.

Diospyros virginiana

To germinate Diospyros virginiana, start by stratifying the seeds by placing them in a plastic bag with a damp paper towel, then refrigerating them for 90-120 days. After stratification, prepare a well-draining soil mix consisting of equal parts of peat moss, perlite, and sand. Sow the seeds in a small container and cover them lightly with the soil mix. Keep the soil moist and place the container in a warm, bright location. The seeds should germinate in 3-5 weeks.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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