GardeningHow to Grow Espalier Apple Trees

How to Grow Espalier Apple Trees

How to grow Espalier apple trees. I love this way of growing fruit trees. It looks so neat growing along a support instead of upward. It make picking the fruit easier and can be done with apples, peaches and pears. In this article you will learn how to do it with apples. Once you have planted your tree, you will be pruning it and placing ties to trian it to grow along a wire between posts.

How to Grow Espalier Apple Trees
Photo: Roger Foley

By the third year your branches will probably meet the posts where you will cut the tips off to stop the growing any longer and then they will begin to fill in all along the two rows of wire.  vegetable gardener gives you step by step instructions on how to start the trees and what to do  each year after planting them. This is just cool.

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