espalier fruit

Small, yet excellent: espalier fruit

Espalier fruit has a centuries-old tradition – whether decorating the façade, providing a “fruity” privacy or supplying vitamins. The popular apple and pear espalier trees are suitable for bright walls on the southern side of a house. Espalier trees need heat and sun. Apart from the location a regular pruning of the so called water sprouts is important, because no fruit is produced on them and they rob the trees of their health. You should not forget to attach protruding branches to prevent them from breaking because of heavy fruits or hard wind. One more tip for the winter season: A white coat of the trunk avoids frost fissures and prevents contamination by parasites and pathogens.

 

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