I hadn’t seen it either. One other con I’d mention is that I’ve heard they aren’t good to plant too close to foundations, as they can send out roots quite a ways searching for water. I don’t think that is as much of an issue where I am, as they don’t need to go anywhere for water.
I wouldn’t say that yet. I’ve got one tree which is productive on the South side (the Northern half of the tree is mostly ornamental, with < 5 fruit per year). I planted it in October 2011 my first small harvest was in fall 2014. That means it took 3 growing seasons for them to become productive.
I was impressed with the fruit and started adding more trees the next year in spring 2015. But they were from Roger Meyers and the long gap between when they were dug and planted caused them to not make it. I also added 6 more trees that fall, though several were small ones from OGW and two of the others had winter dieback that first year. My real hope for this year is for the 8 I planted in spring 2016, which were large (5 Trees of Antiquity, 1 Sanhedrin, and 2 mediums from Burnt Ridge) which are now in year #3.
But, until I have a 2nd tree which produces, I’m not too confident in a blanket statement that they work here. I just need to find out what the combination of factors is. I continued by adding 15 in 2017 and 24 this spring- I need a bigger sample size. That’s spread across 6 sites total. At two sites the combination of slow growth and hungry deer was enough to kill all 4 trees (luckily only 2 trees at each of those locations).