Diversity: Fuyu Persimmon

Baby fuyu persimmon.

One of the places we will visit on the Biodynamic tours of our ranch on Saturday, June 23, is the orchard our son Jesse planted. Monocropping is a sure way to bring sterility to a ranch; allowing a diversity of native plants to flourish and raising a variety of crops offers food and shelter for many native beneficial insects and other animals.

These fuyu persimmons are having their first year of certified Biodynamic/organic fruit. They were planted 3 and 4 years ago.

Jesse and his wife Lisa planting bareroot
persimmons three years ago. 


Take a Biodynamic tour at our Open House, June 23, 2012. 10 am, 12:30 pm, 3 pm. For details, see Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields Open House.