6 thoughts on “Espalier gardening. How to grow fruit trees in a small space.

    Marina Wilson

    (June 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

    I do like the look of espalier and if I had spare fences, I would give it a go.thanks.


    (June 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

    Nice shape! Looks like a really nice eating pear too. I have to hunt down root stock. My neighbour lady's favorite pear tree is dying and i want to save the variety. It's a rare old dutch variety. The tree is massive but about 1/3 is still barely hanging onto life. If it fruits heavily this year, that might be the end of that. It will problably either exhaust it to death or tear the brittle tree down. Would a regular cutting work if you don't mind having a large tree or do pear cutting not root? I would even buy a cheap grafted pear, cut it off and graft it onto that if i have to although i would prefer it if it grew as large and vigorously as the old one. When it dies, i want to be able to plant her a young one. She is so sad about it dying. I do have a pear seedling. That would probably grow to full size, right, if i grafted it onto that? It's just not big enough yet. I transfered it to my garden last year and it rooted. What would you advise? i probably have 1-3 years, then it's over.

    Nora Hepburn

    (June 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

    Thanks, Dan, for all that info, greatly received! At least we know now how to go about buying a tree. Stay safe. x

    Raggy Ragsdale

    (June 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

    This is so Fine! I will be waiting to see this grow and develop …… Raggy

    Cultivating Organic by Jo & Mig

    (June 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

    In Jan. 2014 my husband and I decided to prune one of our stablished pear trees. We cut all the vertical branches as they had gotten very tall.  I guess the pruning put it into shock. In 2015, it did not bear any fruit.  This spring, we noticed some blooms. Seems like it may be recovering but I do miss the vigorous blooms and abundant fruit we used to harvest from it.  I will be watching for updates on how you maintain your pear tree for more tips.  Thanks for the video, Dan

    Sussex Gardening

    (June 7, 2017 - 12:56 pm)

    Nice one dan, wish I had a bit more space.😬… With regards to lower branches , if you make a superficial cut above a lower bud with a sharp knife, just so that you cut through the bark a little bit and slow down the sap flow for a while , the chances are you'll get a new bud to break . Cheers Vinny

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