The cultivation of espalier fruit has a centuries old tradition, but requires professional knowledge, high maintenance and really belongs to the domain of enthusiasts. The person who is prepared to not only invest time, but also to overcome setbacks should try it! The most popular espalier fruit is the pear, followed by apricots, peaches and others. At "FassadenGrün," the Grapevines and Kiwi are treated in separate sections.
You only have a small property, yet you still want to harvest some fruit? Or is it that special fruit you want to grow that, otherwise, only your granddad has in his backyard? In both cases, espalier fruit are a solution. Either for your house or backyard wall, here is a little orientation.
Supports need to anchor the stem structure well onto the wall. Distance to the wall is not that crucial but should be only minimal due to the weight of the plants. However, good air-flow between wall and plant is essential. For suitable support systems refer below. Heavy or massive wire rope systems are recommendet. Also Medium, may suffice. Often timber espaliers/trellises.