In vitro culture and rooting of Diospyros virginiana L.
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HortScience. 48(6): 747-749.
The hard, strong, very close-grained wood of common persimmon (Diospyros virginiana L.; Ebenaceae) is desirable for specialty products such as golf club heads, percussion sticks, billiard cues, and for wood turnery. The edible fruit of cultivated varieties is sold as pulp for use in puddings, cookies, cakes, and custards. Persimmon is usually propagated by grafting. Own-rooted clonal persimmon could offer several advantages to specialty fruit growers such as elimination of grafting, graft incompatibility issues, and improved rootstocks for variety testing. Four mature, grafted (male and female) persimmon genotypes and one hybrid were used for nodal explant culture.
Palla, Kaitlin J.; Beasley, Rochelle R.; Pijut, Paula M. 2013. In vitro culture and rooting of Diospyros virginiana L. HortScience. 48(6): 747-749.