Fruit Starting to Grow

The only tree I could definitely identify when we moved to our home was the peach tree. I had a little help with the peach pits scattered around.

We also had cherry trees. I’m still not sure they are productive and not just ornamental, but I think the attached picture is of baby cherries!

We also appear to have an apple tree, based on the shape of the small fruit. (Update — they’re pears!)

We had a few other fruit trees bloom, but the tent caterpillars decimated three small trees before we could get rid of them. Next year, at the first sign, we have to take care of them. They’ve also been attracted to what I believe are wild black cherries.

One tree surprised me with fruit — I thought it was an ornamental cherry, but it looks like it may be plums.

Finally, it looks like raspberries/blackberries or something similar are growing in some of the gardens. The flowers appear to be on second-year growth.

maybe baby cherries

maybe baby cherries

maybe baby apples

maybe baby apples

maybe wild black cherries

maybe wild black cherries

maybe plums

maybe plums

berry branches

berry branches

*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

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