Choose your spot – a sunny wall or fence
Strong wire 2.5mm galvanised high tensile spaces 40-50cm apart
or a trellis
for small apple esp. look for an M9 rootstock
pear – chose a quince C or quince EMH rootstock
You must prune every summer and winter to be successful.
use string or plastic ties to hold shoots in place
Winter – plant the tree
cut back main stem to just above first wire make sure there are several stong bugs just below the cut
tie bamboo stakes to shoots and angle at 45 degrees to main trunk
cut back any lower shoots
tie 45 degee stakes to horizontal. Tie in place.
cut back by about 1/3 to a downward facing bud
cut back central shoot to just above the second wire.
remove any excess shoots at base
as with year 1 summer on second wire.cut back any exces shoots