When we took over our plot we inherited a few fruit trees that had been cut right back to stumps by a former tenant (in a fit of pique when they were evicted, according to one plot-neighbour).
They’ve re-grown, as trees will, and I’ve been gently encouraging them – a bit of a prune here, removing a few suckers there – in the hope that they’ll produce something interesting.
Last year one of them produce a single, solitary fruit, which I’m (really, really) hoping was a greengage:
It’s a plum or plum-cross variety of some sort, anyhow. And it tasted vaguely greengage-y when I ate it.
This year, the same tree, and a couple more alongside them (or they could be off-shoots from the same tree, it’s hard to tell without digging) have set blossom:
As long as the forecast cold snap doesn’t kill them off before they’re pollinated then with any luck I’ll know what’s what in a few months. Fingers crossed for greengage.