Espalier Fruit Trees

lawanddisorder(6)May 6, 2013

Hi,

I went way overboard (as usual) and bought a bunch of fruit trees this year.

3 types of peaches, 1 plum, 1 2-in-1 pear, 1 4-in-1 apple, 2 nectarine, 2 pawpaw, 1 brown turkey fig, 1 illinois everbearing mullberry.

Does anyone have any experience with training these into espalier form? I know apples and pears are common and can find info elsewhere, so I am mainly concerned with the less common espalier varieties, but any info would be appreciated.

Thanks!

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mes111(5b -Purling NY & 7b -Nassau County NY)

Your question is a little too general. There is just too much information for this format (GW) to handle efficiently.

There are great videos on youtube. There is alot of info on the net. Just google or bing "fruit espalier" "fruit trellis" and you will find all the info you need.

Once you have the general idea of what can be done, your more specific questions can be dealt with here.

Mike

    Bookmark   May 7, 2013 at 8:04AM
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milehighgirl(CO USDA 5B/Sunset 2B)

I have decided to do my trees in espalier form. With peaches it makes sense as they bear on one-year-old wood. I'm in the process of planning this. The only ones I'm not planning on espaliering are the pawpaws. I decided to go ahead and treat them as if they were grapes.

    Bookmark   May 8, 2013 at 1:32AM
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lawanddisorder(6)

Milehighgirl,

How are your pawpaws coming? Did you follow through on treating them as grapes, and if so, what exactly did you do?

Thanks

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 1:32PM
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