This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V21", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
J. R., Cincinnati, Ohio, says: "Japanese Persimmon was tried in S. S. Jackson's nurseries this last Winter, and was killed. He had several kinds".
I wrote to you that my only surviving Japan Persimmon had perished, "root" and branch during the past winter. That indeed did seem to be the fact at the time I wrote to you. The stem and the top of the roots near the ground, were killed as I then said, but it seems the lower portions of the roots survived, and from them I have a good crop of sprouts.
Practically the matter stands as it was before, for a fruit tree that gets killed to the ground in a not very severe winter is of no value; but as I said it was killed "root and branch," it is due to truth to say that it was not utterly destroyed.