Hello, just found this site this year. so lots to catch up on. I'm in SW England with two 1 acre orchards, one of which shows up on 200 year old maps and is traditionally planted with apples, plums, quinces and pears, and a newer one which is more layered in the planting. I started that with a successful bid for 100 heritage apple trees at a closing down sale and have added peaches, apricots, gages, mulberries, pears, vines and more. Last year, bush fruit were added and now I'm going to plant strawberries and low ground cover plants.
My business is producing high quality photographic colour prints, and our new orchard has been planted with colour and pattern in mind, so that it will look stunning as well as tasting and smelling great. Martin Crawford, on the agroforestry course I attended, suggesting calling new projects 'underplanted orchards' when dealing with local planning authorities as something they'd understand better than permaculture or agroforestry and it so happens that's exactly what my beautiful piece of land is.
We also grow lots of vegetables and keep bees and chickens