Tosh Kuratomi passes by persimmon boxes at Otow Orchard in Granite Bay. The 103-year-old farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables but specializes in persimmons: Hachiya, Fuyu, Maru, Hyakume, Vodka, Chocolate and hoshigaki. Otow’s harvests about 60,000 pounds of persimmons each season.
Tosh Kuratomi passes by persimmon boxes at Otow Orchard in Granite Bay. The 103-year-old farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables but specializes in persimmons: Hachiya, Fuyu, Maru, Hyakume, Vodka, Chocolate and hoshigaki. Otow’s harvests about 60,000 pounds of persimmons each season. Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com
Tosh Kuratomi passes by persimmon boxes at Otow Orchard in Granite Bay. The 103-year-old farm grows a variety of fruits and vegetables but specializes in persimmons: Hachiya, Fuyu, Maru, Hyakume, Vodka, Chocolate and hoshigaki. Otow’s harvests about 60,000 pounds of persimmons each season. Brian Nguyen bnguyen@sacbee.com

Tucked inside Granite Bay, a 103-year-old working persimmon orchard

October 15, 2014 05:00 AM

UPDATED October 15, 2014 12:00 PM

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