The Saijo Persimmon is an old Japanese variety that is ranked as the best tasting persimmon by gourmets. Wonderfully sweet flesh comparable to the flavor of honey. Saijo is excellent fresh (allow to ripen off the tree until soft) or dried and stores well. Free of seeds and a consistent bearer, the Saijo persimmon is ready to harvest beginning in September and continuing into October. Self-fertile, vigorous, small to medium-sized tree at maturity.
Growing Considerations for Saijo Persimmon
USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Bloom Period: Very Late
Harvest Period: Late
Storage: 1-2 months
Low Chill: Yes
Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces, Canning / Preserves
Disease Resistance: Excellent
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Mature Size: 12-16 ft.
Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)
Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.
Water Requierments: 4-8 gallons per week May through Sept.
Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.
Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 3/4 inch caliper*; Trees range from 4-8 ft. in our field and trimmed to 4 to 5 ft. when shipped. Our young two year trees are most often feathered (side limbs).
*As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock.
Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions
. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits