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Saijo Asian Persimmon

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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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Description

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.

Characteristics

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
My Hardiness Zone ?
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.

Pollination

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

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

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Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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Size of fruit and tolerance for my zone
gurdip m on Nov 16, 2020
Previous experience.
Fred Battles B on Oct 4, 2020
Size of fruit and tolerance for my zone
gurdip m on Nov 16, 2020
Planting a u-pick orchard and want as many different plants producing at different times as I can afford.
Paul K on Nov 3, 2020
Previous experience.
Fred Battles B on Oct 4, 2020
I have room for 1 tree, it???s self polllinating. Also it last longer than some persimmons.
It???s has a wonderful taste.
Ella L on Oct 2, 2020
Hardy in my time zone. Dis thingz r yummy.
Roman F on Aug 27, 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
TRY IT OUT IN MY YARD
Sanjeev A on Mar 12, 2020
Tasted before
Larry 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
Planting a u-pick orchard and want as many different plants producing at different times as I can afford.
Paul K on Nov 3, 2020
I have room for 1 tree, it???s self polllinating. Also it last longer than some persimmons.
It???s has a wonderful taste.
Ella L on Oct 2, 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.
CAN A Saijo Asian Persimmon TREE BE PLANTED AFTER XMAS IN CONCORD NC?
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.
I have one of your Saijo persimmon, producing well, i am very happy with it. But i have a space for another persimmon tree. For good pollination matching which one would you recommend. It has to be astringent or can be non astringent. thinking maybe Tanenashi or Maekawa. Or what would you recommend? And which one is tall? I prefer the tall one, easier to protect from deers. Thank you.
Ruslan Mudryy on Jul 27, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. Those are great choices in variety, persimmons are self pollinating but planting more than one variety is beneficial and will increase your crop yield.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
There is a stick bound with the tree when it came in, should it be removed after tree is planted?
Wendy W on Oct 29, 2020
BEST ANSWER: The bamboos tick that is bound with the tree is to keep the tree from shifting and breaking during shipment. You may remove this at planting.
Do newly planted trees need fertilizer?
Wendy W on Oct 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Trees and shrubs should be fertilized in early spring, and a light fertilizer application can be made in early summer if conditions are conducive to plant growth (that is, reasonable temperatures and soil moisture).
Can I use fruit tree Fertilizer Spikes for newly planted trees?
Wendy W on Oct 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We typically recommend our Tre-Pep fertilizer for new trees. This concentrated 22-24-12 tree and plant food is the best way to ensure successful growth for nearly every plant in your yard or garden. Trees bear sooner, and plants are more lush when you start them off right. Mix with water: one tablespoon per gallon. Use 1-2 gallons for shrubs and trees; 1-2 quarts for roses.
How tall is the tree at the purchase?
Wendy W on Oct 20, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This ez start tree will ship in a 4x4x10 inch pot and range from 1.5-3 feet tall at shipping unless a supreme size is offered and then it will ship 3-4 feet tall.
How tall is the tree at the purchase/arrival ?
Wendy W on Oct 19, 2020
BEST ANSWER: This ez start tree will ship in a 4x4x10 inch pot and range from 1.5-3 feet tall at shipping unless a supreme size is offered and then it will ship 3-4 feet tall.
What is the rootstock used for this Saijo persimmon?
Billywonka on Oct 11, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. All of our persimmons are grafted to a persimmon seedling.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
How big fruit will be?
Roan T on Oct 5, 2020
BEST ANSWER: We appreciate you reaching out to us. This variety produces a small- medium size fruit.

If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to reach back out to us. Have a great day!
Do u ship to Bangladesh ?
Serajul I on Sep 21, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, at this time we cannot ship products outside the United States, or to Hawaii.
do u ship to Bangladesh ?
Serajul I on Aug 26, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Unfortunately, at this time we cannot ship products outside the United States, or to Hawaii.
What is the root stock of the saijo persimmon?
Curt 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
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Saijo Asian Persimmon
Tree grows relatively quickly with minimal maitenance
May 18, 2016
Purchased
over 6 years ago
Beautiful Columnar Shaped Tree
Grows quickly. Has thick, dark green foliage. Fruit is delicious. Purchased Winter 2016. Fruited in 2019.
August 25, 2020
Really pleased.
I received my order today and I am really pleased with the packaging and the condition of the plants. I will definitely order again.
November 5, 2020