The only fruit we inherited on the site was an avenue of pears, including two old Belgian varieties, "Beurre diel" and "Soldat laboreur" - the only known example of this variety in northern Britain.  We have have continued to plan more.

Original avenue of pears
Crown-reduced Doyenne du Comice heavy with fruit.
Remedial pruning - removing some of each tree's crown to stimulate new growth and encourage stability and easier picking of fruit.
Most of the pears were choked with ivy, making the trees top heavy and unstable.
Bees from the resident hives swarmed regularly during Summer 2010. In this picture, the beekeeper is hoping the bees will move in to the empty hive on the ground rather than leave the area.
We have put over a part of the site to creating an apple orchard, with a selection of cultivars suitable for the region, including many regional heritage varieties.
Young apples receiving a mulch after producing their first fruits.
November 2007. Planting one of the seventeen different Yorkshire heritage apple varieties kindly supplied by Charlie Rusling of the Northern Fruit Group.
Picking Devonshire Quarrenden, 2011. Prolific bearer of small dark red apples, probably originally a variety from the Carentan district in France, but grown in England since at least the 1670s. Despite its name and geographical origins, it is renowned for its hardiness, and so is a popular choice all the way up to Scotland.
First flush of apples from the 2007 plantings on MM106 rootstock. This is Hunt House, an old Yorkshire cooking apple from the Whitby area, from where Captain Cook sailed on his pioneering expeditions. Legend has it he stocked his ships with Hunt House apples as a defence against scurvy. They certainly make a very tasty baked apple.