Well, technically I’m not growing a whole orchard and nothing has been planted yet but I did order two apple trees. For years I’ve dreamed of having access to my own homegrown apples and this year is going to be the year. I did some research and found out that in order to grow Granny Smith apples (my favorite) you have to have a second apple tree. Something about being a pollinator. It just so happens I tried a Pink Lady Apple last week and fell in love with it.
We’re pretty limited on yard space since I planted the Magnolia tree smack in the middle of the front yard then the backyard has the swing set, raised bed garden, a big Autumn Blaze Maple and the trampoline. The only space left is our side yard. I opted for semi-dwarf apple trees that should produce fruit in about 5 years or so. The little trees are set to be delivered and planted in November and well, until this time five years from now I’m just gonna have to be patient.
Do you grow any fruit trees in your yard?