Fred Wong, a former restaurant owner, now spends his days farming. He has two plots of land that amount to almost four acres, and has over 100 fruit trees, including Asian pears, persimmons, and plums. Wong started farming on the weekends, and eventually bought a plot of land where he planted 60 fruit trees before even building a house. He now has irrigation for his crops, which he floods when he waters them. Wong chose the location for his farm in part because of the abundance of water from the Verde River. He also has wild blackberries growing on his property. Wong grafts multiple varieties of Asian pears onto one tree, allowing him to have multiple types of fruit on a single tree. He has been farming for several years now and enjoys having friends come to pick fruit. As he says, "there's nothing sweeter than these Asian pears."