Hello everyone! I'm Ian, and terribly thankful for a forum like this one.
My place is in Zone 5b in Columbia County, NY - not far from the intersection of New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut, in the little slice of the Berkshires called the Taconics. I started this little fruit-growing adventure in 2011, caught the serious bug in 2012, and now I've got over 50 different trees in various stages of development! That said, I'm stunned at the amount of obvious mistakes I keep making, and rely on this forum (mostly as a lurker for the last year) to keep at it. Here's what I'm growing:
Peach: Delicious, Burbank July Elberta, Reliance, Elberta Queen, Early White Giant, Suncrest, Saturn
Apple: Cox Orange Pippin, Sweet 16, Fuji, Spitzenburg, White Pearmain, Blue Pearmain, Lady, Braestar, Granny Smith
Plum: Bubblegum, Shiro, Redheart, Pipestone, Green gage, Superior
Pear: Shenandoah, Blake's Pride, Magness, Honeysweet, Moonglow, Starking Delicious
Pluot: Flavor Supreme, Flavor King, Flavor Grenade, Dapple Dandy
Cherry: Stella, Starkrimson
Gooseberry: Invictus, Hinnonmaki
Pecan: Colby, Hardy Giant
Others: Spring Satin Plumcot, Sweet Treat Pluerry, Shenandoah Paw-Paw, Nectarine Yumm-Yumm, "Fruit Salad" 5-in-1 (Santa Rosa Plum, Babcock White Peach, Blenheim Apricot, July Elberta, Fantasia Nectarine)
We also have about 10-11 giant sugar maples that we tap each spring to make our own syrup. It's a pretty special place, and the tree-growing is addictive, but even so, some of the frustration (last year, we had no fruit on any tree whatsoever) can get the best of me, so this is a great place to commiserate. Thanks!