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I love to prune my plants and trees and so I just got out there and did some pruning on my espaliered apple and pear trees. This time of year we're pruning. Jun 23, The first one was a young honey crisp apple tree that I espaliered myself and after reading they need another tree within 50 ft I purchased a pre-espaliered multi-Apple Tree (Yellow delicious, Gravenstein, Fuji, Gala, red Macintosh, summer red 🤗) Several of the varieties have flowered and have little apples forming.

Very exciting to stumptrimmers.buzzted Reading Time: 6 mins. Pruning Espalier Apple Trees - Tips and Tricks. Jul 29, Put simply, espalier is the discipline of training and pruning a tree into a single-planed shape such as a fence line or similar structure. This year I have attempted to document the winter pruning of my espaliered apple to help explain some of the pruning techniques involved.

This apple is a Gala variety, and I have been training it as an Estimated Reading Time: 2 mins. If summer pruning of fruit trees, like apple and pear, is all about getting fruit spurs then winter pruning of my espaliered fruit trees is all about form an. The best time to prune an espaliered apple tree is in the early spring before bud break.

1. Remove damaged or weak branches with pruning shears, making the cut flush with the tree trunk or lateral. Thanks to Chris Hitchcock (the head gardener, on the right) and Bill Whitehead (an Apple and Pear expert, on the left) I now feel super confident about summer pruning my own espalier apple tree.

Thanks also to Paul Hervey-Brookes for being the perfect host. Lastly, thanks to my wonderful under-gardener for buying the course for me and looking. Aug 18, In this video clip from Gardeners’ World, Monty Don demonstrates how to prune a step-over apple tree, which is designed to produce large quantities of fruit in a small space: Find out how to prune trained apple trees in summer, as well as other fruit trees.