So last fall we planted two apple trees and this spring two peach trees. The apples are a Red Delicious and a Gala. They both bloomed this spring, but the Delicious just dropped the blooms and didn't set fruit. The Gala set a small crop of fruit, much of which suffered attrition along the way, attacked by birds, insects, dropping early etc. But today I harvested ten perfectly ripe Gala apples!
They were wonderful! I didn't even know apples are another one of those things that are so much better home grown and fresh picked! Sweet, juicy, crisp, delicious.
Next year I hope to have a lot more apples, some peaches, and some figs from the fig trees that are growing very well from cuttings! If all that comes to pass, I will think we are doing pretty well on our mini-homestead venture.