What are the pros? Beautiful tree.
What are the cons? What's to dislike?
I bought mine 25 years ago from Monticello. It died back to the ground every year, regardless of protection, until there was a La Nina winter. Once the secondary wood survived, the tree took off. Produced a small spring crop and a substantial fall crop. Pick once the stem of the fruit starts to sag under the weight, but be careful, hornets love them too. It is like eating liquid sugar. I puree it, freeze it for sorbet. The cold seems to bring out more flavor.
The 25 foot tree was cut back to the ground in 2010. It didn't like 3 feet of snow for 2 months, which is not normal for this area. (Neither did Lady Banks and a lot of other trees in my yard.) But it is now recovering. Waiting for another La Nina. Shouldn't there be one this coming winter?
I would not recommend this for anything colder than Zone 7.
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