For ease of harvest most persimmons are pruned and maintained in a dwarf or semi-dwarfing form. Izu, Hana Fuyu and Magic Fountain are naturally somewhat dwarfing. Any variety can be maintained as a smaller tree for ease of harvest just by a bit of annual pruning. Left unpruned, persimmons are long-lived trees and can get huge over time. For example a tree in Japan of the cultivar 'Saijo' is thought to be at least 650 years old and shows evidence of having been grafted. The trees height exceeds 65 ft. and its trunk circumference at breast height is about 17 ft. We are maintaining our Saijo at an 8 ft. height and spread. 'Saijo' translates as "the very best one".
VARIETIES OF ASIAN PERSIMMON ARE LISTED IN THE ORDER OF RIPENING.