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.