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Gala apple tree sporting 40+ beautiful apples in only its 2nd year! Planted along with a fuji - both semi-dwarf. •••••• https://igardendaily.com #espalier #EspalierFruitTrees

Gala apple tree sporting 40+ beautiful apples in only its 2nd year! Planted along with a fuji - both semi-dwarf. •••••• https://igardendaily.com #espalier #EspalierFruitTrees

In a general sense there are two types of fruiting trees- spur bearing such as most apples and pear trees, or tip bearing trees. Spur bearing trees are ideal for espalier as you won’t prune off the new fruiting buds when trying to maintain a cordon or espalier shape. Although it’s not impossible to espalier tip bearing tree such as apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and nectarines you will be restricted mainly to the fan espalier shape.

In a general sense there are two types of fruiting trees- spur bearing such as most apples and pear trees, or tip bearing trees. Spur bearing trees are ideal for espalier as you won’t prune off the new fruiting buds when trying to maintain a cordon or espalier shape. Although it’s not impossible to espalier tip bearing tree such as apricots, plums, cherries, peaches and nectarines you will be restricted mainly to the fan espalier shape.

An old-fashioned technique for guiding tree growth, espalier, adds beauty and function to the garden

An old-fashioned technique for guiding tree growth, espalier, adds beauty and function to the garden

High density orchard techniques - Systems for small space gardening with fruit trees.

High density orchard techniques - Systems for small space gardening with fruit trees.