To propagate rootstocks with cuttings use softwood cuttings, root with bottom heat under mist, and treat with indolebutyric acid (IBA) (Hartman et al.). Rootstocks from cuttings can also be obtained by removing large sized roots from young plants.
These cuttings are put in a greenhouse under mist and moved to a nursery in the spring. Combine equal amounts of crushed perlite and vermiculite in one pot for each cutting you took, stopping 1 inch from the top.
Mix the potting compounds evenly. Dip the cut end of each persimmon stem in a rooting hormone and poke each in the center of an individual pot, about 2 inches deep in the perlite and vermiculite compound. Can you propagate persimmon trees from cuttings? Use sharp pruning shears or a clean sharp knife to cut a 5- to 6-inch stem from the persimmon tree in autumn, before the first frost.
In general, the cuttings should be taken from firm, semi-hardwood or hardwood stems since softwood dries out much faster and may not perform well during the. In the USDA native persimmon bulletin I made into an ebook, there's a couple of paragraphs on how to propagate Diospyros virginiana by root cuttings. Obviously I will update this thread as the season progresses, especially if I get new sprouts from this root cutting, or get back out to the woods and successfully dig some more.
Aug 21, It can take several years to get a tree that is grown feom seeds, while it will take about 8 weeks when you propagate from a graft. Grafting a Persimmon Tree. If you know where there are some established persimmon trees, cut off an 8 inch section of a branch. This should be done where the leaf meets the treelop.buzzted Reading Time: 3 mins.