I have 3 trees in a small area(was a forth one but some yard guys weedwacked it to death) and they are very happy(planted about 3 feet apart). I also keep them pruned back. They are load this year
(1 Astringent and 2 Non-astringent Persimmons )
I watch a program that showed some one growing 3 trees in the same hole so you could have room for more trees.
Weed-wackers are the unintended demise of many great plantings. I used to have to practically follow my mother around the yard and gardens when she got her hands on one of those things. Now that she is in her 80's she finds the equipment too heavy. Our plants don't know how lucky there are lol!!
With all your persimmons, what do you do with your huge harvest? I received another bag full from Ginni yesterday and she may bring me a big box of more today. The volume is becoming way more than adding a few here and there in foods. Have you tried freezing them? We may just end up making persimmon jelly.
This is the first year I have this high a yield on all 3 trees. 2 are younger that the American persimmon tree and one was badly shaded until the oak tree in the yard behind us died.
I have given a way a lot of fruit. But have lost a lot as they where up to high(the wild birds are happy)
We will prune the trees down some this year, about a third.
I now have yard guys that are very good and careful. Thank heaven.