Practical Farmers of Iowa Talk on Unusual Fruits

I recently had the privilege of speaking to Practical Farmers of Iowa, an excellent organization, on growing and marketing unusual fruits. There’s about an hour of content covering planning, planting, and several different unusual fruits (pawpaws, kiwi berries, persimmons, and figs) followed by a Q&A.

What started 10 years ago as a backyard hobby has now turned into a commercial orchard featuring a wide variety of unusual fruits. Tim Clymer, of Threefold Farm, shared how he and his wife started their farm business, which includes a U-pick orchard, plant nursery and wholesale outlets for their fruit.