The name 'Saijo' translates to "the very best one". It is astringent, medium-sized (3" long) and egg-shaped, with incredible rich flavor. Very cold hardy, ripens in Mid-Sept to Mid-October. When you harvest it, you can pluck off the cap and eat out the flesh from the open end. Very prolific bearer. Popular variety for deer and wildlife. The original tree in Japan is over 600 years old. It was a favorite of Dr. Dunstan and is called the very best for a reason!
Size Shipped 2 yr old 18-36" container grown - $34.95
Spring trees are shipped bareroot without soil or a container.
Mature Height: 15'
Mature Spread: 15'-20'
Fruit: Astringent Medium Orange in color, egg shape
Light requirement: Full sun
Soil type: Adapted to upland, wet if only seasonal and well drained or sandy clay or loam; Ph 6.0-7.0
Foliage: Beautiful red-purple color in fall, deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Fertilization: New trees planted in the winter won’t need fertilizer (balanced time released 10-10-10 fertilizer or Espoma Tree Tone Organic) until April or May.
Pruning: Light annul pruning as needed. See Pruning section under "How to plant and grow"Maintenance: Easy
Hardiness Zone: 6-9
Price does not include Shipping and Handling.
Ground Shipping Rates:
up to $100.00 = $22.50
$100.00+ = 22.5%
Available for pickup from the farm 1-gallon and 3-gallon.
Please call for prices and availability.