A documentary titled 'Persimmon Harvest' in Chihli province in China. A few men outside a building with baggages. The men load the baggages on to a donkey. Persimmon orchards in Chihli province. A few men and children beside the trees in an orchard. The trees in the orchard on which seedlings of 'Black Date' or wild persimmon (Diospyros lotus) are used as stalks upon which the commercial varieties are worked. A man holds a fruiting branch of wild persimmon in his left hand and the fruit of a commercial variety in his right hand. A man beside a tree bark which shows the union of wild persimmon and cultivated one. Rows of trees in the orchard. Branches of trees bearing fruits. A man pointing to a girdled or a ring-barked tree which induces fruitfulness.
Persimmon harvest in Chihli province, China. Two men seated beside a pile of persimmons and counting them in north eastern China. Donkeys loaded with baskets of persimmons moving on a marshy terrain. A few men walk with the donkeys. Mountains in the background. View of a donkey saddle and twin hampers that are fitted on to the donkey during the transportation of persimmons. A few men in an orchard filling hampers with persimmons for transportation. The donkeys grazing in the background. A line of camels carrying hampers of persimmons moving along a path during long distance transportation. Men in an orchard filling persimmons in hampers to be fitted on to the camels. View of the hampers filled with persimmons awaiting transportation. Roadside vendors selling persimmons. A man and a boy buying persimmons.
Persimmon harvest in Chihli province, China. Rows of trees in a persimmon orchard producing commercial variety of persimmon fruits. The lantern persimmon tree which is not as productive as the others. A man beside a branch of a tree bearing a large number of persimmon fruits.
Persimmon harvest in Chihli province, China. A persimmon tree on an orchard with its branches bearing a number of fruits. Men perched on the tree and picking fruits with split bamboo poles. A man getting down from the persimmon tree. Two men beside a persimmon tree. One of them using a bamboo pole, to pick persimmon, which has a slot at its end that is wrapped at its base to prevent splitting when harvesting the fruit. The other man standing beside him with a basket. A man holding a net standing below a persimmon tree. Two men in the orchard with tools used for harvesting persimmons. One of them holding a pole with a hook and the other with a catching net. A man holding a twig broken with a fruit which results in a reduction in the crop. A few men standing in the orchard. One of them removing a fruit along with a twig from the split end of a bamboo pole. Another man holding the catching net watches him. The man holding and looking at the fruits in the net. The men inspecting the fruits on a tree. Piles of persimmons in the orchard after the harvest. A few men and children beside the fruit piles.
Persimmon harvest in Chihli province, China. A few men prepare storage beds on the ground for open air storage of persimmons during winter. Trenches are prepared on the ground and are covered. Men spreading persimmons on the covering. An old man layering the persimmons on the covering. The fruits are piled six layers high. The bottom layers with the stem ends down and the top layer with the stem ends up. A few men layering persimmons on the coverings. A persimmon storage yard in Nankow district. Men layering persimmons on a storage bed prepared in an orchard. View of the persimmon storage yard in Ming Tombs district. View of the material for preparing the storage beds and the persimmons. A man beside a pile of persimmons. A persimmon storage area with an elevated matted covering near the village of Pan pi tien above Toli. Persimmons layered under a covered area and covered with a net.
Persimmon harvest in Chihli province, China. View of a persimmon storage yard in an orchard at a river bank. Storage beds of persimmons in view. Trenches on the ground below persimmons allows drainage of water and circulation of air helping to maintain an even temperature for the fruits. Aerial view of the storage beds in the orchard along the river bank. A fruit vendor packing persimmons into hampers for transportation in Peking.