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Apple Espalier

My next project is to learn how to do an Espalier Tree. I bought 2 apple trees last week and I have an ugly vibracrete wall I want to hide, and this will be perfect!!

The term espalier refers to the way fruit trees are trained to grow against a wall. It makes the tree easier to prune and the fruit easier to pick. This decorative method was often used traditional walled kitchen gardens and is perfectly suited to growing fruit in the smaller garden.

Here is what inspired me!

And here are my two “Golden Delicious” apple trees -bought ¬†straight from the Elgin Valley where all our best Cape apples come from! Amongst these two trees you will see a Hanepoot Grape vine and some ground cover for the stepping wood. I’ll blog about that over the weekend.

But first, I have to learn how to make an Espalier….. now lets Google ….