Because we're actually having a long winter for the first time in a couple of years, I think Backyard Orchards will not have fruit available until the middle of July, which, honestly, is a good thing. The later bloom happens, the better the chance it won't be frosted out. We're just starting to see green tip on the apples; Asian pears are at green tip; peaches are opening their blossoms. So hopefully we'll have an excellent year, and I expect that our winter season will extend into 2014.
In other news, today we're going to purchase 30 new peach trees from a fellow orchardist who planted too many. I don't know where we're going to put them, since just about every part of our five acre property is covered in trees. When full bloom finally hits, I'll have some spectacular pictures.