Spring weather dictates what winter imaginings are actually done. This weekend was balmy. Sixty degree temps rid us of the last February snow. It was a good time for trimming the 4 year old peach trees. The days of training into an espalier are gone. If I had found Ian Sturrock’s video on espalier earlier,… Continue reading Peaches get a buzz cut for spring – espalier no more?
Originally posted on 5/15/2016. I will be planting two of my peach seedlings along a back fence. This has been a long forgotten part of the yard. But one that would lend well to small fruit trees. My seedlings are ready for their permanent home and while that part of the yard is not in… Continue reading The Peach Tree Espalier
I’ve had this miniture apple tree for some time now, a volunteer from the large tree beside it. The size of the sapling is perfect for training its growth habit, and I’ve always wanted to try an espaliered tree. Espalier is a way of training a tree in a 2 dimensional form to promote the… Continue reading Espalier Apple Tree