[NAFEX] espalier apples

list at ginda.us list at ginda.us
Thu May 12 18:09:42 EDT 2005


Thanks to Suzi and Tom.  Tom, I will be growing the trees at the edge  
of a small cliff, so posts and wires.  I haven't decided about shape -  
that's one thing I thought someone might have advice on.  But something  
flat, so there aren't apples falling over the edge.  :)

Ginda


On May 12, 2005, at 10:02 AM, Teghtmeyer, Suzanne R wrote:

> Ginda,
>
> Here are a few websites that describe apple tree trellising/espaliers:
>
> http://tfpg.cas.psu.edu/apple_trellis/introduction.htm
>
> The Use of Trellises In Apple Production by Wendy Silverman & Dr. Rob  
> Crassweller  - an online slide show of different trellising systems.
>
> http://www.motherearthnews.com/library/1993_October_November/ 
> Espalier_Trees
>
> Espalier Trees
>
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/gardening/basics/techniques/ 
> growfruitandveg_espalierapple.shtml
>
> Grow espalier apple trees
>
> http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1427.html
>
> Trellis Espalier System for Supported Apple Trees
>
> http://web.ukonline.co.uk/suttonelms/APPLE2.HTML
>
> Shaping Apple Trees
>
> ----Suzi Teghtmeyer
>
> Paul Evans Library of Fruit Science
>
> Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station and Mid-America Viticulture  
> and Enology Center,
>
> Southwest Missouri State University, Mountain Grove Campus
>
> Evans Library Homepage: http://library.smsu.edu/paulevans/
>
> AgNIC Viticulture site:  
> http://library.smsu.edu/paulevans/viticulture1.shtml
>
> Email: srt175f at smsu.edu
>
> Member: CBHL, AgNIC, USAIN, IAALD, ALA, STC
>
>  
>
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>  Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2005 5:49 AM
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>  Subject: [NAFEX] espalier apples
>
> I have some baby apples trees I planted this spring, and I'd like to
>
> espalier them.   Any advice, suggestions, etc?
>
> I have three cultivars on three rootstocks, and I may graft one or two
>
> over to something else next year.  (I couldn't buy exactly what I
>
> wanted, but I was able to get all the parts.)  I was thinking it might
>
> be fun to get fancy and have different cultivars on different limbs,
>
> instead of grafting the whole thing.  Has anyone tried anything like
>
> this?  Or is it more trouble than its worth?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Ginda
>
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