I thought that I would start a thread on the oblique cordon apple project I am starting this spring, so that others can learn from my successes and mistakes and also so that I can get any advice you all are willing to share. All feedback is appreciated.
We moved into a .5acre lot and away from our property and small orchard last June. With limited space and inspired by these videos from @applenut Old Southern Apples - YouTube, I decided to put in a row of oblique cordons along a N to S running fence along the back on the lot. The bed is 40ft long with a 3 wire trellis. I grafted 18 varieties listed below to Bud-9 stock in March. All are leafing out currently with Trailman and Chestnut looking a bit weak.
Hudson’s golden gem
Kidd’s orange red