Posted: 04/11/2017 at 08:56
As long as you get trees on a fairly dwarfing rootstock and look after them well they should be fine ... not the most dwarfing as they need a bit of oomph as you're going to be pruning them hard.
Check the varieties you're choosing ... for espalier apples and pears you need spur-bearing varieties, not tip bearing.
Stone fruits like cherries, apricots etc need to be fan trained not espaliered.
Or for the apples and pears you could consider growing them as cordons.
Last edited: 04 November 2017 08:57:28