OK, some more pics. For height reference, most of the trees are enclosed in a 4ft circular fence. Hope I’m not boring folks with all these pics.
Overall view of the upper orchard, 11 apple, and 2 peach trees, all planted last year.
Redhaven peach, a rather pathetic specimen, not much growth in after two seasons
Coralstar peach, doing better than last year, about 4ft tall, but should be much bigger
The rest of the pics are from the lower orchard, down the hill by the barn, much better soil here, old pasture land.
Pineapple pear, our best grower, over 12ft tall.
Orient pear, it’s lost just about all of its leaves, not good.
Maxine pear, planted this spring
Harrow Sweet pear, also planted this year
Blushingstar white peach, planted in April, not a lot of progress, but OK
Contender peach, planted in April, did pretty well
Macoun apple, planted last year, put on some nice growth this year. On M7
Alkmene, planted this year, on G11
Zestar, planted this year
OK, enough trees, here’s some pics of my three Romance cherry bushes, planted this year as well. As you can see, they have lost about all of their leaves. Mostly to J beetles, and maybe some to dry weather over the last month.
Romeo, not a lot of growth, but it was small when I got it
Juliet, put on very nice growth, but it was a large plant to begin with, with large roots.
Our tiny little Crimson Passion, maybe a foot and a half tall, but it was smaller than that when planted, just a twig.