Smith's Best/Giboshi Persimmon
I would love to hear from anyone growing Smith's Best/Giboshi persimmon. When investigating the Saijo persimmon at JF & E, I noticed Smith's Best and was attracted by its apparent cold-hardiness and dwarfish tendencies. (Why not try to squeeze in two varieties, right???? This is how I spend too much $$$ every spring.)
Size of tree & fruit? Productivity? Does it bud late enough to avoid late frosts? I've seen conflicting information on whether it requires pollination. Flavor in comparison to Saijo and other similar astringents? Ripening time?
Any information you could share would be greatly appreciated.