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Q.Will An Espalier Apple Tree With Only 2 Cordons Produce Much Less Than One With 3 Or 4?

Zone Asheville North Carolina | Jmoccia added on October 13, 2022 | Answered

I am espaliering a 2 year old apple tree that wasn’t grown for espalier. As a result I don’t have any low branches, the first cordon tier occurs at almost 3’ up and the way it’s growing I believe I can only create 2 tiers. I’d actually love to send some pics and get input on how I might be able to achieve 3 but that’s a different question.

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Answered on October 17, 2022

At first, it will not produce as much. Over time, this will not be an issue, as it develops more branching.

This article will help you with forming your tree, properly:


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