Saijo Persimmon


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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 persimmon 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 tree is ready to harvest beginning in September and continuing into October. Self-fertile, vigorous, small to medium-sized tree at maturity. Please see below for more information on the Saijo persimmon tree for sale. 

Growing Considerations for Saijo Persimmon

USDA Zones: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Uses: Fresh Eating, Desserts / Pies, Cooking / Sauces, Canning / Preserves

Harvest Period: Late

Low Chill: Yes

Bloom Period: Very Late

Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile

Storage: 1-2 months

Disease Resistance: Excellent

Rootstock: Lotus

Years to Bear: 2-5 years

Recommended Spacing: 12-16 ft.

Mature Size: 12-16 ft.

Pruning: Summer prune to maintain 8 ft.

Water Requierments: 4-8 gallons per week May through Sept.

Shape when Shipped: Whip (no branching)

Size supplied when shipped:   Our trees range in height 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). The trees diameter (caliper) is often 1/2  to 3/4 inch;  *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.

Basic idea for Pruning:  Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...                                                             

Shipping Note:  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.

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This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 09 August, 2008.