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Saijo Asian Persimmon

Item #15326, EZ Start®. Ships 1' 6" - 3' tall with advanced root system in a 4x4x10" EZ Start® Pot. Professionally pruned for FREE!
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Beautiful and flavorful. The name translates to “the very best one”. In late fall, the upright, rounded tree adds beauty to the landscape when its green foliage turns brilliant shades of orange, yellow, and red. The conical orange fruit has a sweet, yellow flesh with few-to-no seeds making it perfect for fresh eating. Also great for drying, baking, and freezing. Fruit is astringent until fully ripe and soft. Heat-tolerant. Ripens in late September to early October. Grafted. Self-pollinating.
Note: Our persimmon trees are grown in EZ Start® pots, which allow the roots to self-air prune and redirect energy to producing a dense mass of feeder roots. The main tap root will begin forming once planted in its permanent location, and will fully develop over the next 2-3 years.


Bloom Color Pink, White
Fruit Color Orange
Fruit Size Small - Medium
Pollination Self-Pollinating
Ripens/Harvest Late September-early October
Shade/Sun Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 7.0
Taste Sweet, Rich
Texture Smooth, Custard Texture
Years to Bear 3 - 4
Zone Range 6 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 6 - 9
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The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 15 - 20' tall x 15 - 20' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 15 - 20' apart to ensure room for growth.


This variety is self pollinating.

In many cases, you may still want to plant pollinating partners to increase the size of your crops, but with self-pollinating varieties doing so is optional. You'll get fruit with only one plant!

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow persimmon trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

Estimated Delivery Date

Arrives when it's time to plant

Your success is our priority. We work hard to make sure that your order arrives at the ideal time for planting in your location based on your local climate conditions.

Our Promise of Satisfaction

1 Year Warranty

Every order comes with our promise of satisfaction. If you aren't completely satisfied with your order, let us know within one year for a free one-time replacement or refund.


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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Delicious fruit
Annette C on May 27, 2020
My neighbor has this variety and it is very prolific & tasty!
Susan M on May 5, 2020
Delicious fruit
Annette C on May 27, 2020
read s very favorable review.
Karen S on May 24, 2020
My neighbor has this variety and it is very prolific & tasty!
Susan M on May 5, 2020
Like it
Nivin S on May 3, 2020
Healthy fruit
Joshua C on Apr 17, 2020
Sanjeev A on Mar 12, 2020
Tasted before
Lost on Feb 3, 2020
There are the best persimmons. I have several varieties and these are the ones everyone prefers.
Don D on Jan 17, 2020
Very sweet when ripe .
NATHAN V on Jan 10, 2020
Trying to replace couple I lost 2nd attempt.
leon k on Nov 27, 2019
It is the best taste and flavor.
Anthony C on Oct 30, 2019
Is a really sweet yummy fruit.
mauricio c on May 30, 2019
I got caught by the name translation - "the very best". I have to try it.
LUCY H on Oct 13, 2017
because it is supposed to have the best flavor
Mark L on Aug 26, 2016
read s very favorable review.
Karen S on May 24, 2020
Like it
Nivin S on May 3, 2020
can you tell me which persimmon trees have seeds? or are they seedless?
JP H on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Saijo persimmon variety's fruit is mostly seedless - meaning it may develop seeds, it's just not likely and there won't be very many if it does happen. Other seedless varieties include Fuyu and Ichi-Ki-Kei Jiro.
SCOTT G on Dec 9, 2019
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. The Saijo will not be ready to ship until this coming spring.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Someone told me that while my saijo persimmon will produce without a pollinator, I will get more fruit with one. If so, what variety would you choose?
Charles S on Mar 24, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Saijo is a very productive variety without cross-pollination. If you have another variety that pollinates your Saijo (like Chocolate or a variety that produces male flowers), the Saijo's fruit will be larger and seeded, but not necessarily a larger quantity of fruit.
What is the root stock of the saijo persimmon?
Curt T on May 7, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Persimmons are grafted with a persimmon seedling.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How many years does it take to get fruit from the tree?
SHARON W on Sep 22, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You can find the years-to-bear information in the Characteristics section, near the top of the page, underneath the description. This tree takes 3-4 years.

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Smalll astringent fruit
Bought this verity in 2014 and finally got some fruit. Very disappointing the fruit is small (size of a golf ball) There are at least four to five large seeds as well. Characteristics of the fruit is similar to Americans Persimmon.
October 29, 2018
over 5 years ago
Saijo Asian Persimmon
Tree grows relatively quickly with minimal maitenance
May 18, 2016
over 5 years ago