This year has been a disappointment for my orchard. The late spring freezes really set me back.
Peaches and plums were a bust, and two of my apricot trees died this year for no apparent reason (the late freeze probably did them in).
I got a pair of Gingergold apples which were flawless. I also have one Gravenstein apple hanging like a Christmas ornament. It's a real looker and should be ready to eat in about a week.
I've also grafted in several new varieties of apples and pears this year. And all of the trees have grown larger.
I got a few cherries, strawberries, blackberries, and rasps. I got a single mulb off my Illinois Everbearing, but it was mega-tasty! I have several bunches of Concord grapes that should ripen in about a week, too.
I'm most excited about the figs. I have a single Ronde de Bordeaux coming on. I was also recently gifted a Malta Black, Takoma Violet, and Marseilles Black (one potted plant of each) from @SteveMD. There are a few more figs growing on these plants. Some of these figs might ripen before the first frost. All Steve wanted in return was a tour of my orchard. What a generous gift!
All great things come from humble beginnings. I keep telling myself: Next year, my orchard will be a rock-star...