Asked November 12, 2018, 10:32 PM EST

Is a persimmon tree good to use as rootstock for grafting actions from loquats?

Tulare County California

3 Responses

Thank you for your question. The limitation I see in grafting these two trees is that they are not closely related botanically. Although both plants are in the Eudicot clade, they are botanically unrelated thereafter. (Loquats are in the Rosales order; persimmons are in the Ericales order.) So, they are not in the same genus, let alone the same species. Although you can certainly try it, the prospects for a successful tree are limited, as explained in this Extension article:

Hope this is helpful. Good luck!

thank you so very much in this matter. we've never done this before so the info you have provided is going to be beneficial to us here at home when we try to accomplish what we are contemplating on doing. once again thank you so very much for your time
jerry & michelle n.