Persimmon Trees - Saijo (Astringent)

Scientific Name: Diospyros kaki
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 7-9.
 

$64.95

Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:

7-9.

Mature Height:

15-20 ft

Mature Width:

10-12 ft

Sunlight:

Full (6-8 hours)

Spacing:

20-25 ft

Chill Hours:

200

Growth Rate:

Moderate

Harvest Time:

November

Year to Bear:

4-6 years

Pollinator:

Self

Does Not Ship To:

AK, AZ, CA, HI, PR
  • Description
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  • Care
The Saijo is an astringent, self-pollinating persimmon tree that produces a yellowish-orange, sweet fruit. The fruit has very few seeds which makes it ideal for eating fresh. The persimmons ripen in mid-fall and are oblong fruit with a yellow flesh. The Saijo tree also produces white-pink flowers in the late spring or early summer before it fruits, and it boasts of fall foliage. Another attractive quality of the persimmon tree is its high pest resistance. The Saijo has a moderate growth-rate and reaches around 15-25 feet high with a width between 10-12 feet. Plant in full sun or partial shade with moist, well-drained soil. We graft the Saijo persimmon onto native American persimmon root stock. USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
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At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground the following business day after you have completed checkout. SUMMER SHIPPING: Due to the summer heat and to mitigate the stress on our plants during transit, we will only be shipping Monday thru Wednesday. If you place an order on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday your order will ship the following Monday. Please take into consideration your transit times before placing an order, using FedEx Ground's delivery estimation chart below.


We still cannot ship to some states based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. If you have any questions concerning transit time for your order, please feel free to contact us at info@plantmegreen.com or toll free 855-817-5268.

Combination orders: Orders containing a mix of bare root plants and potted plants will all ship together. If you have questions about shipping please contact us and we will do our best to assist you.

Bare root orders only: Bare root trees have to be dormant in order to be shipped. We will begin shipping directly after they are harvested. If everything goes according to schedule, bare root shipping will begin the last week in January.

We currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Puerto Rico or US territories. We cannot ship trees internationally.

STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.

Plant persimmon trees in full sun to partial shade and in moist, well-drained soil. Water regularly after planting, until tree is established. Persimmon trees need about 40 inches of water every year. Persimmons only need pruning if limbs are crossing or in order to control the tree's size.

Customer Reviews

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David Meyers
Amazing!

Healthy Saijo - I look forward to this addition to my persimmon orchard. As always - customer service is ABSOLUTELY INDUSTRY BEST!!!!

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John smith
Looks great

The tree was in great shape with multiple branches with leaves. Good size and well packaged. Highly recommended. Would buy again.

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Anonymous Verified Customer
Purchased persimmon

Plant received fast and after planting it started getting new leaves. So is looking good.

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Walsta Jean-Baptiste
Fruit Tree Addict

I received my tree in excellent condition shortly after I ordered it. It was completely bare but with a few weeks of planting the tree is getting leaves. I decided to go with the astringent variety because I read that the fruit is sweeter.

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Trai Nguyen
Ordered 4 persimmon trees; all appeared weak

I got a total of 6 persimmon trees through two separate orders. The first time I ordered a Saijo Persimmon and received a Fuyu variety. I called and got replacement plant and it was the right variety the second time. Both plants appeared healthy as it was individually shipped. I ordered again for 4 more persimmon trees, but this time all the trees appeared unhealthy and dehydrated.

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