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Saijo Persimmon Tree

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Experience the exceptional Saijo Persimmon Tree, known for its flavorful and juicy fruits. Order online now and enjoy the convenience of growing this delectable tree in your own garden.

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Cold Hardy 0-5°
Grafted Yes, on Native American Persimmon 'Diospyros virginiana"
Growing Zone 7A - 9B
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Product Description

Saijo Persimmon Tree: Savor the Honeyed Harvest

About the Fruit

Delight in the luscious sweetness of the Saijo Persimmon, often heralded as the tastiest of all persimmons. This astringent variety offers a honey-like flavor that is both intense and refined. The elongated, light orange fruits are a culinary treasure, perfect for fresh eating once fully ripe and soft. With their rich, smooth pulp, Saijo Persimmons are also excellent for baking or creating delectable preserves that capture the essence of autumn.

What to Know About the Tree

The Saijo Persimmon tree is a stunning addition to any garden, offering visual interest throughout the year. This deciduous species showcases a graceful, upright growth habit and reaches a height of 12-15 feet when mature. Its foliage transitions into vibrant hues of yellow and red in the fall, providing a striking display. Notable for its cold hardiness and adaptability, the Saijo Persimmon thrives in a variety of climates and soil types, requiring minimal care once established.

Harvest Season

The harvest season ushers in a time of abundance as the Saijo Persimmon trees bear fruit from late September through October. Gardeners eagerly anticipate the transformation of the tree as it becomes laden with sweet, pendulous fruits, signaling the peak of ripeness and readiness for harvest. This season is a particularly joyous one, as each tree provides ample fruit to savor and share.

Enhancing Your Fruitscape™

Imagine integrating the elegance of the Saijo Persimmon tree into your very own fruitscape™. Its ornamental beauty and seasonal color transitions make it a standout specimen or a harmonious addition to your edible landscape. Not only does it offer a striking aesthetic with its fall foliage and bountiful fruit, but it also invites a sense of enchantment into your outdoor living space. With Just Fruits and Exotics, you receive a tree that arrives 100% in pot, with the superior packaging and ease of shipping that our family-owned business is known for. Embark on a journey of exquisite taste and breathtaking scenery by planting a Saijo Persimmon tree in your fruitscape™, and join our community of passionate gardeners who cherish the unparalleled joy of homegrown delights.

Cold Hardy0-5°
Container PlantNo
GraftedYes, on Native American Persimmon 'Diospyros virginiana"
Growing Zone7A, 7B, 8A, 8B, 9A, 9B
Mature Height12-15FT
Mature Width8-10FT
PollinatorSelf Fertile
Planting & Care

Recommended Fertilizers

Starter Fertilizer: Kickstart with Espoma Organic Bio-tone® Starter Plus. This potent blend boosts root mass and aids in mitigating transplant shock, ensuring your plants thrive in their new home.

Maintenance Fertilizer: For continued growth and fruit production, we recommend Espoma Organic Tree-tone Fertilizer. Designed specifically for fruit trees, this balanced formula nourishes your plants, promoting vibrant growth and bountiful harvests.

Fruitscaping™ with Persimmon Trees

Embark on a unique Fruitscaping™ journey with our exquisite selection of Persimmon Trees. We offer both astringent and non-astringent varieties to cater to diverse taste preferences. While astringent persimmons are known for their high tannin content, making them best enjoyed when fully ripe, non-astringent persimmons can be savored crisp, like an apple, without the mouth-puckering sensation.

Persimmon trees are nature’s multi-taskers, adding visual allure, shade, and succulent fruits to your organic garden. They are remarkably resistant to diseases and pests, making them a low-maintenance yet high-reward addition to your Fruitscaping™ endeavors.

Persimmons thrive in well-drained, sandy or loamy soil and prefer slightly acidic conditions. They flourish under full sun exposure, needing at least six hours of sunlight daily to yield a rich crop.

In the Fruitscaping™ design, persimmon trees offer striking ornamental value. Their lush foliage in summer and vibrant, orange-yellow fall colors create a spectacular display. Moreover, the bright orange fruits hanging on the tree after leaf drop offer a unique, decorative touch throughout the winter.

Persimmon trees also prove a fantastic choice for different gardening styles. Whether you choose to shape them into a magnificent espalier or let them grow naturally, they contribute to the overall aesthetic appeal of your garden.

Immerse yourself in the rewarding journey of Fruitscaping™ with our Persimmon Trees. From planting and caring to harvesting and enjoying the sweet, honey-like flavor of your homegrown persimmons, each step is filled with delightful experiences. With our astringent and non-astringent varieties, discover the pleasure of growing and savoring your own persimmons.

Growing Guides

You can find many planting & care guides on our growing guides page.


Shipping Info

Shipping Restrictions

Unfortunately, We Cannot Process Orders to California, Hawaii, Alaska, or Internationally:  Please note that due to specific agricultural regulations, we’re unable to ship any plants to the states of California, Hawaii, and Alaska, or outside the United States. Additionally, citrus trees can only be shipped within the state of Florida.

Shipping Information

Before Your Plants Arrive: You can find many guides on unpacking, planting, & care, on our growing guides page.

The Journey From Our Nursery to Your Door:  We NEVER ship our plants bare root. Your plant will travel in the very container in which it was nurtured. We thoroughly prune and water them before packing, and make sure they’re well wrapped to retain moisture during transit. It’s as though you’ve personally collected them from our nursery!

Choose Your Ship Date: We understand you’ll want to be available when your plant arrives. Our checkout process features a handy calendar that allows you to choose the Monday on which you want your plant to ship. Depending on your location, you’ll likely receive your plant by Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday of that week. Once shipped, UPS will generate a tracking number and send it to the email you provided. You can then follow your plant’s journey and ensure someone is available to unpack it on arrival day.

Click Here To View Our Shipping Page For More Information & Packing/Unpacking Plants Videos

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