Apple (Espalier) Growing Guide

Apple (Espalier)

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Prepare a large hole by breaking up the soil and adding plenty of compost or other organic matter.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not normally required

Companions

Chives and Nasturtium.

Spacing

Single Plants: 11' 5" (3.50m) each way (minimum)
Rows: 11' 5" (3.50m) with 11' 5" (3.50m) row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Plant in mid-fall or early winter when it's not too cold for a little root growth to help them establish. Should be planted with at least one other apple tree which flowers at a similar time to aid pollination.
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Notes

Prune towards the end of the season to remove any dead or overcrowded branches and to shape if required.

Harvesting

Harvest when apples are ripe.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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