The name ‘Saijo’ translates to “the very best one”. It is astringent, medium-sized (3″ long) and egg-shaped, with incredible rich flavor. Very cold hardy, ripens in Mid-Sept to Mid-October. When you harvest it, you can pluck off the cap and eat out the flesh from the open end. Very prolific bearer. Popular variety for deer and wildlife. The original tree in Japan is over 600 years old. It was a favorite of Dr. Dunstan and is called the very best for a reason!
|Height||15' - 20'|
|Spread||15 - 20'|
|Tree Form||Central Leader|
|USDA Zone||6 - 9|
|Blooms||May - June|
|Drops Fruit or Nuts||September - October|
|Soil||Adapted to upland, well drained, sandy clay or loam. Can handle wet soil if seasonal and well drained|
|Soil pH||6.0 - 7.0|
|Light requirements||Full Sun|
|Spacing||25' - 40'|
|Pruning||Most persimmon trees require minimal pruning, especially once they’re bearing fruits. Pruning is usually restricted to controlling the tree’s size or removing dead, diseased, and damaged branches. Prune any suckers that develop.|
|Fertilization||It is not recommended to fertilize trees at the time of planting or young trees. Excessive fertilizing may cause premature fruit drop. Apply a balanced slow release fertilizer after the tree is established and begins to break dormancy in spring.|
|Watering||Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.|
At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. Our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. We ship you the same trees we ship to garden centers and nurseries.