Published Nov 21, 2018

Getting Started Growing and Marketing Unusual Fruits

By Practical Farmers of Iowa

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. He also discussed the unique production and marketing considerations for a few of their crops, which include figs, pawpaws, kiwi berries and Asian persimmons.

About the speakers:

Tim and Katherine Clymer started building Threefold Farm in 2015 in south-central Pennsylvania. They specialize in small and unusual fruits, using cultural and ecological means to control pests and diseases and to build healthy soil.