How to Espalier Apple Trees

How to choose the right variety of apple, then train it into an espalier. The six basic styles of espalier are shown.

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Most espaliered trees need approximately three years to attain the desired design and reach maturity. If you can stand the wait, you'll be rewarded with beautifully structured trees and bushels of fresh apples.
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