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Brittany 2012 : Brittany 12_06 : Apple Wall

There was an oddity in that garden. Along a poured concrete wall, they had planted apple trees right up against the wall. The trees were then pruned like grape vines to grow outward from the wall. I presume that they did this to maximize the space in the garden. Vegetables grew below the apple branches. They had a regular apple tree growing on the other side of the path.

Betty: on 2013-01-11 15:45:46


Julia: on 2013-01-12 13:52:24

Betty is right again! They call that type of fruit tree growing espalier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Espalier

richard: on 2013-01-12 18:15:00

right on. My brother does it with a coupla pear trees. it gets max warmth from the sun and max shelter from the wall too.

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