Diospyros kaki ‘Saijo’

(Asian 'Saijo', Persimmon)


$199.99


Hardiness Zones:

 10a  10b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Excellent, sweet flavored fruit is highly esteemed. It’s Japanese name means “the very best one” and it is definitely one of our favorites here at the farm. Medium small, elongated conical shaped fruits are yellow, keep well and are great for drying. An astringent variety that needs to ripen before eating. Medium sized, consistent bearing tree is hardy down to -10 F. Hardiness zones 7-10.

Description

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.

Additional information

Common Name

Asian 'Saijo', Persimmon

Botanical Name

Diospyros kaki 'Saijo'

Container/Amount

25 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

10a, 10b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Sun

Height

30 ft.

Width

30 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

late Spring

Flower Color

yellowish white

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Berry Color

orange

Fall Color

gold/red

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