This year all of our young and not-so-young apple trees are fruiting at Struan Farm, several for the very first time.
In the Old Orchard area we planted Bramley, Cox's Orange Pippin, Granny Smith, Akane, and Liberty, while in the New Orchard at our house we planted Monty's Surprise, Peasgood Nonsuch and Initial. The birds are eating some on the trees or knocking them off, but there should be enough for everyone. (I am about to suggest John get out his gun to frighten off a pair of rosellas that are hitting the Peasgood Nonsuch every afternoon however.) Apples seem to do quite well for some reason.
The dwarf Initial apple tree above required staking again after we discovered it uprooted one morning. We couldn't figure out why this happened, until we noticed Clifford pulling apples off the tree to eat. Mystery solved!