Pruning an espaliered European pear

Asked July 30, 2015, 8:41 PM EDT

i know it is rare to find a European pear that has been espaliered but I did find one this year. However since it is seldom done, I can't find any information about maintaining it.

Yamhill County Oregon

1 Response

Hello,
Having an espalier tree can be a good way to get fruit in a small space. The articles below provide some further information on espalier training trees:

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/gardening/espalier-training-fruit-trees-fun-demanding

https://www.rhs.org.uk/advice/profile?PID=319

https://catalog.extension.oregonstate.edu/files/project/pdf/pnw400.pdf

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