Week in Pictures 10/26/2014

Autumn rolls on here at Threefold Farm. Many of the leaves are off the trees but we've yet to have a serious frost. Che fruits and Asian persimmons are still ripening along with, oddly enough, the primocane blackberries (Prime-Ark 45). Normally I think the blackberries would be finishing up right now, but they got a rather late start and are young plants. The fall colors of many of the fruit trees would make them a great addition to many a back yard. Add to that the delicious fruit and it's a great combination. Among the most beautiful are the persimmons (red/orange), blueberries (purple/red), pawpaws (yellow), and pomegranate (yellow). Check out ours below!

 'Great Wall' Asian persimmon with shades of foliage. Once the leaves drop the orange fruit will continue to hang on the tree up through early winter.

'Great Wall' Asian persimmon with shades of foliage. Once the leaves drop the orange fruit will continue to hang on the tree up through early winter.

 Purple leaves mature to a bright red on this blueberry bush

Purple leaves mature to a bright red on this blueberry bush

 Brilliant reds on this Chippewa blueberry, a half-high variety.

Brilliant reds on this Chippewa blueberry, a half-high variety.

 Pawpaws turn a brilliant yellow starting from the top down.

Pawpaws turn a brilliant yellow starting from the top down.

 I was surprised this year at the bright yellow leaves of this Salavatski pomegranate

I was surprised this year at the bright yellow leaves of this Salavatski pomegranate

 An unusual fruit: che. This low care plant matures pink-red fruits late for us, usually around the first frost (though it's a young plant). It's a fig and mulberry relative with a taste that reminds me of watermelon.

An unusual fruit: che. This low care plant matures pink-red fruits late for us, usually around the first frost (though it's a young plant). It's a fig and mulberry relative with a taste that reminds me of watermelon.

 The last sunflower to bloom this season.

The last sunflower to bloom this season.

 Among a row of figs in the fall. Check out the picture below, taken in the same position, to get an idea of how much things have grown this year. I may have to rethink my spacing next year!

Among a row of figs in the fall. Check out the picture below, taken in the same position, to get an idea of how much things have grown this year. I may have to rethink my spacing next year!

 Standing in the same spot among those figs in early Spring.

Standing in the same spot among those figs in early Spring.