Fan & Espalier Apple Trees
There can be few more attractive fruit trees than the espalier apple or fan trained apple tree.
You will need a wall space not less than 180cm’s height and width for an espalier apple tree. A fan trained apple tree will need the same.
We do not supply ready trained espalier apples and fan apples; we despatch young trees that are suited to the purpose for you to train in situ. This is a very rewarding experience and trees that are trained in such a way tend to suit their surroundings better than older pre-trained trees. They are quite flexible and you can then space the branches of your espalier apple tree – or fan trained apple tree – as you wish. Instructions are provided.
A south, west or easy facing aspect is best for espalier and fan trained apple trees. Cropping usually comences from year 3, sometimes sooner.