University of Florida

Diospyros virginiana

Common name(s): Common Persimmon, Eastern Persimmon, Possumwood, Possum Apple

Plant type: deciduous medium tree
Primary method of propagation: seed

Propagation by Seed

Time of year to collect seed: Autumn
Time of year to sow seed: Summer
Seed treatment: stratify 40 degrees F 2-3 months.
Preferred temperature for germination: 70-85 degrees F
Time required for germination: 6-8 weeks
Comment: Seeds should be planted at a depth of 2 inches, and seedbeds should be mulched. Seedling have a strong taproot and should be field planted at the end of the first season.