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!
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
Fertilization: New trees planted in the winter won’t need fertilizer(10-10-10 fertilizer) 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
Size Shipped 18-36" container grown.
Available for pickup from the farm 1-gallon and 3-gallon.
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