Tuesday, September 13, 2016


Missing from this picture are peaches, pluots, apricots and tomatoes.  Peaches and tomatoes are slowing down.  Pluots and apricots have disappeared till next season. Bartlet pears and several varieties of Asian pears and apples are in the farm stand now.
Jujube are an ancient fruit eaten in many parts of the world for its health benefits.  Often referred to as Chinese Dates, or Red Dates, or Natsume.  They can be eaten yellow and crisp, brown and sweet or dried and added to clear soup.  Li jujube are mildly sweet and crisp.  They remind me of a dry, sweet, crisp apple.  If you have never tried one, please ask for a sample when you are in the farm stand.

Surprisingly we are also harvesting the first persimmons of the season.  Nagamaru (Chocolate) and Nishimura Wase (Coffee Cake) are both sweet and brown fleshed.  They can be eaten firm and crisp or more mature, softer and sweeter.

In the farm stand from Otow Orchard:
Peaches:  Late Alamar
Plums:  Casselman,  Elephant Heart
Asian Pears:  Yoi, Shinko, Yali,
European Pears:  Comice
Jujube:  Li
Pomegranate:  White
Persimmons:  Nagamaru (Chocolate), Nishimura Wase (Coffee Cake), a few Hachiya (soft)
Grapes:  Thompson Seedless, Kyoho
Vegetables:  Eggplant, cucumbers, okra, peppers, tomatillos, chili peppers, sweet peppers
Apples:  Red Delicious

In the farm stand from Pleasant Hill Farm:
Asian Pear:  Niitaka, Shinko

Other items:  Honey, Salve, Lip Balm, Good Stuff Jam, Eggs

See you at the farm stand.

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