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Nearing peach perfect

David Mas Masumoto finds similarities in his two avocations: “Just as a peach takes three to four years from planting to first crop, so too with a good idea developing into a book.’’ David Mas Masumoto finds similarities in his two avocations: “Just as a peach takes three to four years from planting to first crop, so too with a good idea developing into a book.’’ (Charles O’Rear/Corbis)
By Mark Feeney
Globe Staff / August 19, 2009

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The author of eight books, David Mas Masumoto grows organic peaches, nectarines, and grapes (for raisins) on his 80-acre farm in Del Rey, Calif., near Fresno. Masumoto, 55, is perhaps best-known for “Epitaph for a Peach: Four Seasons on My Family Farm.’’ His latest book is “Wisdom of the Last Farmer: Harvesting Legacies From the Land’’ (Free Press). Last week, ... (Full article: 569 words)

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