Posted: 23/04/2014 at 20:14
I have an espalier pear. I did mine from a maiden tree.
You need to train a pair of branches every year and tie them to horizontal support wires. You allow a leading shoot and two side shoots to develop and then these side branches are pulled down to horizontal near the end of summer.
This process is repeated every year until the desired number of horizontal branches ...usually 3 or 4 .....is reached.