All things Persimmon and Chestnut!

  • Face to Face


Persimmon - the pulpy, sweet, plump, orange native fruit used in breads, baked pudding, butter and many other foods and drinks.  

Chestnut - the inspiration of songs and fall outings, this is an emerging nut tree for cultivation. 

Join us to learn more about these Missouri trees, including the basics of establishing and managing, as well as beneficial and pest insects associated with the trees. If available, we'll have a tasting of the fruit and nuts at the end. 


   • Welcome 

   • Planting native fruit trees 

   • Persimmon trees and fruit 

   • Beneficial insects and pests of Persimmon 

   • Chestnut trees and nuts 

   • Beneficial insects and pests of Chestnut  

   • Tasting (if available) 

Presenters: Patrick Byers and Tamra Reall

Registration instructions:

$15, in-person, George Owens Nature Park 1601 Speck Rd, Independence, MO 64057. Starts at 3pm. 

Contact: Tamra Reall, [email protected], 816-945-8113

George Owens Nature Park (Independence Parks and Recreation)

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