This subtropical tree is more difficult to grow: there are several important points to consider. First, the fruits must be ripe, otherwise the seeds will not sprout. And in stores, they often sell just unripe ones, since they are stored longer. To ripen the fruit, place the fruit in a bag along with a banana or apple: they release ethylene, which speeds up the ripening of the persimmons. You cannot freeze persimmons: the seeds from such fruits will not sprout.
Hold the extracted seeds for two days in a weak solution of potassium permanganate. Then carry out a warm stratification - for two months withstand at a temperature of 50 ° С (122 ° F) (for example, you can put it on a battery). Before sowing the seeds, it is necessary to file the hard ribs with sandpaper.
Persimmon seeds are planted to a depth of 1.5 cm in a pot with loose soil - it is better to use a mixture of sand and peat in a 1: 1 ratio. Since persimmon is a deciduous tree, in winter (from the second year of life) it needs a cool content at a temperature of 5 - 10 ° C (41-50 °F). You can remove the pot with the plant in the cellar or put it in the refrigerator ( during the dormant period, the plant does not need light).
Persimmons grown from a stone begin to bear fruit in the 5-7th year.