Have you guys heard of the espalier method of growing fruit trees? It’s the art of training dwarf fruit trees against a wall or flat structure. Think of how easy harvesting from these would be! And the pruning is supposed to make fruit production even better because the sun is able to get to all branches of the tree.
I LOVE the look of espaliers! I wish I had a South or West facing sunny spot on my house where I could plant something like this, but the only good sunny spot I have is in the goat’s yard. And I’m sure it wouldn’t last long with them around! I would like to try this method somewhere on our land though. I’ll have to think about that. The cool thing about dwarf trees is that they don’t take up much room, so even if you have a very small yard you could still plant one or two of these guys.
The downside… it could take 7 or 8 years to train a tree like this!! On second thought, I’m not so sure I have the patience to try this!