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Saijo Persimmon

Original price $89.99 - Original price $89.99
Original price
$89.99 - $89.99
Current price $89.99
SKU D260

Saijo is one of the few Asian persimmon we can ripen in our cool summers at Raintree in western Washington. This self fertile cultivar is hardy to -10 degrees F. It produces consistently sweet acorn shaped fruit on a small tree. It is ripe when soft (astringent variety).

USDA Zone: 7-9

Grow Height: 15'

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: September/October

Pollination: Self-Fertile

Click here to read our Persimmon Growing Guide

Size Options: Semi-Dwarf (3'-5')


Ask a Question
  • How big is the tree going to be if I order now I will it produce persimmon next year?

    3'-4' tall when shipped (in spring of 2024) and it will not produce fruit for 3-5 years. Persimmon do not start flowering until later in their life and thus do not produce fruit for a number of years after transplant.

  • Although Saijo is self-fertile, I have heard that getting a second persimmon will improve yield. What variety do you recommend as a pollinator?

    Jiro is a common favorite, but any other asian persimmon will work fine.

  • I live in Snohomish County, Zone 7b - about an hour from the Canadian border. How likely is it that our shorter, cooler summer would reliably produce ripe fruit?

    Odds are pretty good, provided the trees are fully mature and well established, which takes time.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Vanessa A.

When this “tree” arrived I was very surprised and honestly quite disappointed due to my not knowing what to expect with a bare root tree.
I received a stick that seemed long dead and dry , with soilless roots that bore no sign of life, nor life to come.
I promptly emailed raintree and received a reply explaining the nature of the dormant tree stock that is kept in cold storage at 33• until it’s ready to ship.
Sure enough, just a few days later the life in the dormant stick becomes apparent. We are eagerly awaiting the unfolding leaves to come soon!


The package arrived in a timely manner and everything was neatly packaged. The leaves were trimmed for shipping and we followed the instructions for planting, which were easy to follow. We still haven’t seen leaves and branches growing, but it’s too soon since we planted

Healthy whip received.

I hacked the top off to form a low open center and new branches have already started forming.