Date Plum - Male Seedling
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Male blossoms of date plum.
Diospyros lotus
Date Plum - Male Seedling

Acquired: 1984
How started:
Source: J.L. Hudson

I started this back in 1984 from seed. I had only read about the fruit in a seed catalog. I did not know that the trees would be either male or female. I wanted fruit. My luck, only one seedling survived and it was a male. It bloomed after 7 or 8 seasons, but it never produced fruit. I realized after many seasons that I had a male tree.

In 2004, I acquired fresh seeds from a tree in Seattle. One seedling survived - a female! The female tree developed fruit for the first time in 2012.

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