These fruit trees will produce large amounts of fruit in a restricted space
The art of espalierâtraining plants to grow in a flat planeâis a time-honored way to reap a generous harvest of fruit from a small space. Espalier styles vary. Half a dozen designs are shown above; most kinds of fruit trees can be trained to one or another of these.
Citrus trees, however, produce more fruit if grown as an informal espalierâthat is, one without a precise pattern. You plant the tree in front of a structure and allow it to branch naturally, then remove any growth that juts out too far.
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