In a country embroiled in strife and conflict, a young Nicaraguan boy must find his place in his family's cigar making enterprise, a world rife with hardship and tradition. For three generations, the Ruiz family have worked their land in Esteli to cultivate different types of tobacco and produce premium hand-rolled cigars. The Ruiz family is particularly fond of the criollo plant, which they harvest in five distinct cuts. Fernando's Harvest is the story of their youngest son, Fernando Molina, recounted like the harvest in five parts: from his roots in the tobacco fields of Esteli; his life in Nicaragua; his move to Miami; his climb to the top of the cigar making world; and his eventual homecoming. Fernando's moving saga is interlaced with present day moments of soul-searching, as he tries to repair the tenuous relationship with his father.