This year we added 10 more apple trees to our Orchard. 8 are Granny Smith’s and 2 are "5 in 1"s They have 5 species grafted onto one rootstock. It’s not as exotic as it sounds, the production on those trees tends to be light, but they work great as a pollenator for other trees. We have a total of 45 trees, 32 of which are Apples. The first ones are now finishing their 4th year. We would have had a couple of bushels from the total bunch for a first crop had Bambi and his thugs not struck just before early harvest.
We have several Golden Delicious, a couple of Red Delicious (pollenators for the others) Some Fuji, Mitsu, and Rome Beauties(baking apples). I have a couple of Arkansas Blacks, a beautiful Southern Apple that has a 6 month storage life. I put in 2 Prairie Spies 2 years ago. They won’t give me anything for another couple of years, but I am anxious to see if they are in the same family as the Northern Spie. The Northerns we got in Upstate N Y were the best, densest, crunchiest and best tasting apples I have ever enjoyed.
A nearby Orchard here in this area has a lot of Gold-Rusher and Jon-A-Golds. Both are a definitie improvement over the Golden Delicious. I will add some of each next season.