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Saijo Asian Persimmon

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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.


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.

Recommended Pollinators

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

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I got caught by the name translation - "the very best". I have to try it.
LUCY H on Oct 13, 2017
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
because it is supposed to have the best flavor
Mark L on Aug 26, 2016
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.
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.

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Saijo Asian Persimmon
Tree grows relatively quickly with minimal maitenance
May 18, 2016
over 3 years ago
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