Saijo Asian Persimmon
A classic and very popular Japanese variety, Saijo Asian Persimmon is one of our favorites. An attractive, compact tree, Saijo bears abundant crops of conical-shaped, orange-red, very sweet and juicy fruit. Early ripening and very reliable, Saijo Asian Persimmon fruit is great for fresh eating and it is also is one of the best for drying. It is ready to eat when soft and tender like a ripe tomato.
Probably the most widely planted fruit tree in the world, Persimmons are found throughout Asia in almost every yard and orchard. Large, bright orange, Asian Persimmon features yellow, orange and scarlet fall color and their striking fruits remain on the tree long after leaf fall.
Hardy to 0 degrees F., Asian Persimmons are easy to grow in the Northwest and other regions of the U.S. with mild winters. Naturally compact trees, Asian Persimmons rarely exceed 12ft. in height.
Asian Persimmon is not bothered by pests or disease and likes half day to full sun and well-drained soil. Our varieties are self-fertile and hardy to USDA Zone 7. They begin bearing 2-3 years after planting and the fruit ripens in October.
Latin Name: Diospyros kaki
Site and Soil: Persimmons like 1/2 day to full sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Our Asian Persimmon varieties are self-fertile.
Hardiness:Asian Persimmons are hardy to at least 0°F.
Bearing Age: 2-3 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 10-12 ft. in height
Bloom Time: June
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Persimmon trees are not bothered by pests or diseases
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 6-9, 14-16, 18-24
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32