Agriculture

Sweet Harvest

Worker Ramon Villanueva, pours persimmons he picked into a truck, at Bella Viva Orchards in Modesto, on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. The persimmons will be donated to the Salvation Army in Modesto. (DARRYL BUSH/dbush@modbee.com)
Worker Ramon Villanueva, pours persimmons he picked into a truck, at Bella Viva Orchards in Modesto, on Tuesday, December 15, 2009. The persimmons will be donated to the Salvation Army in Modesto. (DARRYL BUSH/dbush@modbee.com)

The trees may look a bit gnarly, but they bear a bright treat that seems appropriate for this time of year, dangling from the branches like Christmas ornaments.

The golden glow of persimmons fill a Modesto orchard Tuesday, waiting to be plucked by Bella Viva Orchards workers.

The company, based near Denair, planned to give this fruit to The Salvation Army.

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