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Saijo Japanese Persimmon Tree

Diospyros kaki 'Saijo'

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Saijo Japanese Persimmon Tree

Diospyros kaki 'Saijo'

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Botanical Name

Diospyros kaki 'Saijo'

Outdoor Growing zone


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Sun needs

Full Sun, Partial Sun

The Saijo Japanese Persimmon is the very best variety available for eating fresh. Japanese persimmons have become very popular in the last few years, and their soft and delicious flesh is widely appreciated eaten fresh, or in baking. The delicious orange fruit of this tree ripens in the fall, and for the best flavors they should be allowed to ripen completely indoors until they are very soft. The tree is easy to grow in any warm region, and this variety can even be grown successfully in zone 6. It makes an attractive garden tree, with bold, glossy leaves that turn wonderful shades of yellow, orange and red in fall. The fruits hang on the tree after the leaves drop, and they can be left there for weeks before harvesting and ripening them fully indoors.

  • Delicious orange fruit with very few seeds
  • Best variety for eating fresh
  • Beautiful tree with great fall colors
  • Self-pollinating, so perfect for smaller gardens
  • Easy to grow and trouble-free

The Saijo Japanese Persimmon tree is easy to grow and free of pests and diseases. It needs no elaborate spraying, as many other fruit trees do. Plant in full sun, in rich, moist but well-drained soil. Regular watering in summer will ensure a top-quality crop. This variety is self-pollinating, so you don’t need to plant a second variety – a great space saver. The word ‘saijo’ in Japanese means ‘the very best one’, and that tells you that this is the variety you should plant.

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