Posted: 28/09/2016 at 16:09
Tie down to horizontal wires .....3 each side. Then allow leader grow vertically.....short cut way
i would keep bottom 2 sidebranches growing at just less than 45 degrees and cut the leader to a bud above those branches. Next summer lower the horizontals to wires. The leader will comtinue to grow so look for 2 shoots to grow at 45 degrees to form the next tier of branches the following year.
an espalier is best formed one set of horizontals per year. Summer pruning only thereafter on horizontal branches to,produce spurs.
(what variety though? You cannot train tip bearers as espaliers....only spur bearers )
Last edited: 28 September 2016 16:10:27