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 Zone: 6,7,8,9,10

Pollinate with one of the following: Self-Fertile

Mature Size: 14-16 ft. summer prune to maintain 8 ft. tree

Recommended Spacing: 14-16 ft. summer pruned 8 ft.spacing

Ripens: September

Rootstock: lotus

Water Requirement: 8-15 gallons per week May through Sept.

Years to bear: 1-3 years

Shape when shipped: Whip (no branching)

*Size supplied when shipped: 1/2 to 5/8  inch caliper (width around trunk) 5-8 ft. in field (trimmed to 4-5 ft. when shipped)

*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.

Note on Shipping:

Our persimmon trees 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 so you'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.


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