On Saturday, Nov. 8th, we will do a hoshigaki demonstration at Twin Peaks Orchard in Newcastle, as part of the Persimmon Tasting event taking place there. We'll bring drying persimmons in various stages to demonstrate and talk about the drying process. Twin Peaks orchard is a nearby orchard that is also multi-generational and family-owned. Twin Peaks started almost 100 years ago, around the same time as Otow Orchard, and our families have known each other since then. Some of Twin Peak specialties are amagaki persimmons and peaches.
On Saturday, Nov. 14th from 1:00-3:00 PM Placer Land Trust is sponsoring an open house at our orchard. There will be food, tours and hoshigaki demonstrations. Click here for a link to their site with information about the event. Both events are free and open to everyone.
At left is a photo of a branch of sunburned hachiya persimmons.