However if there are strong laterals that they support nearer to the trunk.
Pruning for Fan and Espalier Fruit Trees. Pruning to fan. This is how the Victorian kitchen gardeners pruned trees to a fan shape. A year old well feathered tree is pruned to two arms. The arms are tied in and allowed to continue growing. The arms are not stopped until they fill all the space allotted to the tree.
PRUNING THE ESTABLISHED FAN. During the summer any shoots growing inwards towards the wall should be rubbed out as they appear. Any required to extend the fan are tied in.
Though in all those trees that bear always on the young wood leave rather more shoots during the summer than may appear necessary especially for peach, nectarine, vine and fig.
The remaining laterals need to be kept pinched back to six leaves (see fig. 40). After picking they should be shortened back to three leaves (see fig.
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