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Growing Your Own Persimmons

Dan Fruits, Specialty Crops, This Land of Ours

It’s time to think about planting some trees. Cathy Isom lets you know about growing your own Persimmons. That’s coming up on This Land of Ours. When it comes to growing your very own Persimmons, here are some varieties to consider:  Japanese Persimmons and American Persimmons.  Persimmons do well in southern climates, but there are varieties out there that are …

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Bringing Persimmons into the Limelight

Dan Fruits, Industry News Release, Research

Persimmons are a sweet, flavorful fruit that hasn’t gotten much attention. That’s probably because many people don’t know what it is, how to eat it, or that it’s good for you. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists and their collaborators are working to bring this uncommon Asian native fruit into the limelight. In 2016, the United States exported 7.4 million pounds of …

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APHIS to Allow the Importation of Fresh Persimmons from New Zealand

Dan Exports/Imports, Fruits, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is amending its regulations to allow the importation of fresh persimmons from New Zealand into the United States.  After analyzing the potential plant pest risks, APHIS scientists determined that persimmons from New Zealand can be safely imported into the United States under a systems approach. A systems approach …