Espalier Trained Fruit Trees
The espalier trained fruit tree is an ideal form for growing apples and pears, especially in cooler districts. The espalier consists of a vertical stem with two or more tiers of horizontal branches at intervals of 38-45cm (15-18in). Espalier trees will need to be supported on wires and can be used to cover walls and fences. Ken Muir’s espalier trees are supplied as 2-tier, ready for growing on as 3 or 4-tier espaliers. (the picture is of a 3-tier espalier).
One espalier-trained tree will require wall/fence space of 3.7m (12ft) wide and 1.8m (6ft) high.