November 4, 2015
First off – yes we have local persimmons!
Again, thanks for bearing with us as we convert all our information to new software. There are still some programming and learning issues, so things are out of place on some price lists, and until we can sync inventory properly, there are more listings of some commodities that we actually have – but never fear – another couple of weeks and all will be well.
First off – yes we have local persimmons – not many, but Ting at Formosa has let us have some. Yes Persimmons grow here – if you are from Vancouver you may have walked past one. There’s even a persimmons orchard in the Fraser Valley (conventional). Because they can’t grow them in the Interior and only closer to the coast, and we don’t have big fruit production here, many people are reluctant to plant them because the trees aren’t that high, and are perfect fodder for deer and bears. So until someone does a serious planting and builds 11 foot fences for deer and electric fences for bears we probably we won’t see much more in the future.