Princess persimmons fruiting - answer from Dennis Vojtilla

Hey everyone!

We’d had a few questions lately about princess persimmons and whether or not they need a male tree present to produce fruit. I reached out to Dennis Vojtilla, who told me the following:

"Yes, in most cases, princess persimmons are single-sexed — either male or female. So, the female persimmon will require a male persimmon nearby to pollinate and produce fruit.

If someone has a female princess persimmons that flowers, but does not set fruit, that generally means that the flowers are not being pollinated.

If the persimmon sets fruit (i.e., the bell of the flower falls off and a small green fruit can be seen), but that fruit subsequently falls off, the dropping of fruit might be caused by insufficient watering."

I hope this is helpful!