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Tree shipping Disclaimer

Tree Shipping is NOT FREE. Be aware if you elect to have your tree shipped, that we will invoice you for the shipping cost of the tree at the time it is ready to ship. If you’d like an estimate on the cost, please email us and we’ll be happy to supply you with a quote. Due to quirks in our platform we aren’t able to remove the “free shipping“ language.



SKU: 000231

IMPORTANT READ BEFORE Make your Grafting Request Order

Spring Grafted Trees should be ready the following Fall. Deadline is May 01

Late Summer & Fall Grafted Trees should be ready the following Spring. Deadline is October 01


A Pre-Order Grafting Request is an order for us to produce the specific tree that we don't currently have available in stock. We must graft the tree and then it must go through a multi-month process to heal and grow. Only Once the small tree has completed two flushes of growth since it was grafted do we consider it ready to leave our nursery.

Saigon is a name that was applied to a shipment of seeds sent to Florida from then-French Indochina by David Fairchild in 1902. 


The 'Saigon' we have was obtained from Fairchild Farm, from a tree grafted off of what was considered David Fairchild's original Saigon.


This tree makes medium-to-large oblong shaped fruit that turn a light greenish-yellow color at maturity. The flesh is pale yellow, fiberless, with a very good Indochinese-hybrid class flavor.

Other versions of Saigon grown from seed have seen some degree of variation, with some developing pink or red blush and smaller fruit of varying shape. Because it is polyembryonic, many Saigon trees in the early 20th century were grown from seed. 


Fairchild's original Saigon is quite dwarfish in growth habit and very precocious, and fruits well in humid Homestead, FL suggesting that it could be a good choice for humid interior areas in addition to the coastal zone we occupy. Our tree was planted in 2017 and started fruiting in 2020. It has been very disease resistant thus far.


Flavor: Indochinese hybrid

Country: Vietnam

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