Posted: 20/01/2015 at 20:11
yes plant cordon upright and cut back to a terminal bud .....to continue upwards.....and two lower buds to form first set of laterals. Have a galvanised wire system securely in place. Allow all 3 buds to grow ....the laterals at slight angle with the intention of lowering these onto the first wire near the end of the summer.
next year allow the vertical to continue and select another 2 lateral shoots to form the next horizontal branches on wire above. A new set of horizontal branches each year until you have reached your desired height. A great way to grow apples or pears.
(a width for me of about 12' per espalier )