Best Espalier Fruit for Pacific Northwest?
I would like to plant a tree to espalier along the western perimeter of our yard. Any pointers? What preparations for espalier are recommended. What kind of fruit trees are both good for espalier and hardy in rainy PNW climates? We already have a pear tree that is over 100 years old and a little diseased (scab and some kind of moth). Our arborist said there was little apart from a professional pruning that could be done for it without dousing it in chemicals so we don't eat many pears. I'd love to plant one of these scab-immune apple varietals: Ã¢ÂÂLibertyÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂPrimaÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂWilliamsÃ¢ÂÂ PrideÃ¢ÂÂ, PRISTINE, Ã¢ÂÂEnterpriseÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂBelmacÃ¢ÂÂ, Ã¢ÂÂChehalisÃ¢ÂÂ, and Ã¢ÂÂSpartanÃ¢ÂÂ but not sure where/how to begin.