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persimmons and sunflowers

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The sentence that comes to mind when I look at this tree is “Sometimes we are a little crooked.” But as a stickler for the rules, I feel like that gives the wrong impression.

My brain’s next suggestion is ” Sometimes we get bent out of shape.” I don’t know that that portrayal is any better… (although it is certainly true in this hot humid weather. I am sooooo happy we’re getting a few days cooler. And soooo ignoring the heat coming after the cool).

So. Here is a not straight up and down, 3-year-old persimmon tree with its very first crop of persimmons.

Behind and to the left of the growing-its-own-way persimmon tree are our sunflowers.

I’m the one that suggested we grow some sunflowers, so I am particularly proud of the fact that they are growing well. Like I have any control over the perfect-for-sunflowers weather we’ve had…. But whatever. I’m still taking credit for their success.

It’s crazy how much they’ve grown in 3 weeks already. Fingers crossed the weather continues to agree with them and we have a beautiful crop in another 3-ish weeks.

(pictured are the plants on 7/1 and today. Hopefully, you can figure out which is from which day…. Hint: plants get bigger as they grow.)

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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!