Thanks Darrel, you are extremely detailed as always. I think I’m going with Kanza. I called Mr. Hoffman and was able to get an order placed for a few pounds. His seed are pollinized by proven cold hardy cultivars. I plan to cull heavily if what has been reported is true regarding seedling vigor.
As an aside, my fall planted Syrup Mill is showing some signs of precocity.
This could just be arifact from the recent planting.
On a related note of late frosts, this is the first year I’ve seen persimmons blasted by late frosts (all my pecans dodged it). I think it was more the extremely warm Feb. Two of my persimmon cultivars got hit; however, they have fully recovered at this point. The below photo is from a few weeks back.