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I have a backyard orchard on one acre with about 60 fruit trees at last count, located in Northern Virginia, about 20 miles from Washington, D.C. 33 varieties of apples, plus peaches, European pears, Asian pears, apricots, plums, and cherries, sweet and sour. Also have lots of berries; blackberries, raspberries, blueberries, and one Concord grapevine. I lived and worked for quite a few years in tropical countries, so have grown things like bananas, papayas and coconuts. I have had lots of problems and failures with fruit growing over the years, but the occasional success more than makes up for them. Also have fairly extensive vegetable and flower plantings. I am retired, and now have time to make apple cider, lots of jams and jellies, and play with my grandchildren. I also keep a few hives of honeybees.

I live in: United States

My zone is: 6/7VA

My favorite forum 1 is Fruit & Orchards.

My favorite forum 2 is Bees and Beekeeping.

First registered on September 04, 2001 .