.comment-link {margin-left:.6em;}

Fruit Blog Header.jpg

My cherimoya, shortly before it became smoothie fodder.

Archive of past images



Recent Cultivar Releases

Current Work in Pomology



Atom Feed

Powered by Blogger

Add to Technorati Favorites

April 23, 2007

And once again we return to persimmons

Somehow I find myself writing a great deal about persimmons, particularly the American persimmon (Diospyros virginiana). I've been a part of breeding programs in strawberries, blackberries, peaches, blueberries, and grapes, and yet I've probably written more on this blog about persimmons, a crop I've never grown myself, than any of them (except maybe grapes). Why, I'm not quite sure. Maybe it's because I've always found myself attracted to the crops in which little breeding has been done, and because the American persimmon, for whatever reason, seems to inspire a passion in its aficionados well out of proportion with its importance as a crop, and as a result, a remarkable amount has been written about it.

One of those aficionados, John Raymond, sent me a message today, which included a link to his website, The Persimmon Patch. Although a few sections still sport "Under Construction" signs (and I look forward to seeing what replaces them), the site already has an impressive amount of information available. The highlight, in my opinion, anyway, is the lengthy article on persimmon improvement reproduced from the November 2006 issue of The Nutshell (the newsletter of the National Nut Growers Association) and recently updated by the author.

The website also features a nice page of links, especially for nursery sources, and an extremely comprehensive, if rather confusing, list of references. I'm looking forward to watching this site expand and grow and hope to be talking about it more in the future.

Update: What the heck...I've put The Persimmon Patch over in the links in the sidebar. And while I was at it, I also added Pommiers.com, a French site which offers a great way of tracking down obscure fruit varieties, at least within Europe. The downside, of course, is all the French, but if I can puzzle through most of it, it can't be that tough.

Labels: , ,


At 7/26/2016 12:04:00 AM, Blogger xjd7410@gmail.com said...

polo outlet
the north face outlet
nike trainers uk
louis vuitton outlet
michael kors outlet online
burberry bags
louis vuitton outlet online
adidas nmd
toms wedges
michael kors outlet
celine bags
michael kors outlet online sale
coach outlet
michael kors outlet
louis vuitton outlet
louboutin shoes
ray ban sunglasses
coach outlet store online clearances
michael kors ukt
louis vuitton handbags
nike uk
nike sb janoski
replica watches
adidas running shoes
gucci outlet
lebron 12
christian louboutin outlet
cheap toms
ralph lauren polo

At 8/22/2016 04:22:00 AM, Blogger 艾丰 said...

michael kors factory outlet
coach outlet store
ferragamo shoes
new balance shoes
nike air force 1
michael kors outlet
air force 1 shoes
ed hardy tshirts
nike air max 90
tory burch outlet
adidas shoes
louis vuitton pas cher
michael kors outlet
christian louboutin shoes
kate spade uk
ugg boots clearance
valentino outlet
louis vuitton bags
hermes outlet
nike outlet store online
christian louboutin uk
beats by dre
true religion jeans
true religion jeans outlet
burberry outlet
michael kors outlet
michael kors online outlet
ray ban sunglasses
nike roshe run
michael kors outlet clearance
polo ralph lauren
louis vuitton handbags outlet
rolex watches for sale

At 12/08/2016 11:06:00 AM, Blogger soma taha said...

I love it when folks get together and share opinions. Great site, stick with it


Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home