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.
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
Years to Bear: 2-5 years
Recommended Spacing: 12 ft.
Mature Size: 12ft.
Water Requirements: 12-15 gallons per week May through Sept.
Size of tree
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.