When to prune a pear espalier

Asked September 23, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

Is the fall a good time to prune a pear espalier? Do you have any help for me?

Benton County Oregon pruning fruit trees pear trees horticulture

1 Response

Espalier shaping of fruit trees is usually done when limited space is available or for a specific effect in your garden. However if you choose this method expect to be constantly working at it. To prune for vigor of apples and pears the best time is late winter. Refer to the following link for further instructions.

www.ces.ncsu.edu/depts/hort/consumer/quickref/general/espalier.html