02/01/2014 at 23:08
If you choose a dwarf root stock to keep the tree small, stake it properly to stop wind rock and allow the roots to form properly you should be ok.
My garden is subject to a wind tunnel effect( westerly winds) but I have a large bramley apple tree at the top of the garden, which produces amazing numbers of of apples each year. Your tree may lean in one direction over time, but they are amazingly robust. I'd leave the stakes in place for a good few years to allow a good root structure to form.
Once it gets about 4 inches in diameter ( a few years) it should withstand almost anything we get.