Posted: 07/08/2017 at 19:18
I really can't see a lot wrong with that ... looks fine to me. No different to my espalier pear as far as I can see. Some leaves are getting discoloured and marked now, but it's not long until autumn and we had a warm spring, leaves burst early and we've had some very dry spells.
I'd make sure it's not thirsty, a couple of buckets of water once or twice a week whether it rains or not ... while the fruit is swelling and ripening... fruit takes a lot of moisture to produce. I've had the sprinkler on my fruit patch this afternoon.
Also make sure that grass and other plants are cleared well away from the trunk ... I like a clear circle of around a metre diameter.
Last edited: 07 August 2017 19:19:11