It's heart-breaking. If your tree is not self-pollinating, it needs a compatible pollinator tree planted nearby. I have about 10 fruit falling from the tree each day. The problem is that it looks like most of the Persimmon trees dropping fruit - DoItYourself.com Community Forums This is a fungus that can be fatal to persimmon trees in just a few years. Branches will die off, and leaves will wilt and fall, starting at the top of the tree and moving down. Fruit trees require pollination to be able to set fruit. If you happen on a persimmon tree in the spring, check for flowers. Then, all of the sudden, they started falling off. Persimmons normally do have a June drop that can continue into early July, and the fruitlets often discolor prior to falling, though they usually turn brown rather than black. Is this really the case? Incidentally, I have another persimmon tree that's over 10 years old and for the first few years all of the fruit would drop before reaching maturity. Nematodes cause galls on roots that prevent the tree from getting water. Avoid crown gall persimmon tree diseases by protecting the tree from open wounds. Pick your persimmons in early fall. This means that a single tree may produce a large crop one year, and almost no fruit the next year. This spring, lots of little persimmons appeared, but they soon fell off. Persimmon trees are very slow to bear fruit. The fruit is continually maturing, and getting bigger, however, they are still falling from the tree without provocation. Gardening and Horticulture - Persimmon trees dropping fruit - Hi All, I put down a couple of persimmon trees and they both put out a lot of blossoms. The reason persimmons fall from the tree before they ripen is the result of parthenocarpy, which a fascinating botanical phenomenon. growing green shoots and a lot of fruit blossoms that look like buds. Q:We planted a 'Hachiya' persimmon tree last fall, hoping for a nice harvest. It can take up to 8 years for your tree to fully produce a crop of persimmons. Persimmon disease control in this case means taking good care of the tree. The flowers form in the axils of the new growth – that’s the angle between a leafstalk and the branch the leaf is attached to (see the photo in the gallery below). For that reason, you should strip any fruit a young tree tries to produce the first year or two after planting. You’ll find them on this spring’s new growth that is emerging from one-year-old limbs. Unfortunately, you’ll need to dig up and destroy impacted trees and solarize the soil. Anthracnose. Your son may ask the neighbors whether the tree usually produces edible fruit in previous years. For such a plant that is practicallly a dead twig during winter it seems to need so much water! I water it everyday, although I noticed that the plant seems to be a water hog- requiring so much water! Persimmon trees are sometimes alternate bearing. 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