You'll love this special option! Our fruit experts are thrilled to offer a 'pre-pruned' Apple tree for flat Espalier culture. This ancient technique of specialized tree training allows you to train any sized tree into a space-saving and unique form that we're sure no one else on the block has yet!
A perfect choice for small orchards, home gardens of all sizes, tight space gardening, dual-purpose edible landscaping, Espalier is fantastic looking and adds a high-end look to any garden! Espalier Edible Grafted Apple (Malus Apple '6 Way') includes:
This unique, custom grafted plant features six selected varieties of Malus domestica (Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Rome, and Red Fuji) that are beloved for their great taste. You'll get all six growing on one healthy rootstock for a one-of-a-kind landscape showpiece. Grow it on a wire trellis to gain easy access to all the developing fruit.
Best of all, this is a multi-grafted tree that brings together some of the world's most popular varieties together. Plant and maintain one tree and you'll grow all-purpose apples for every family member and every application.
Start picking fresh eating apples in the early season and don't stop until the late season. We've carefully chosen pollination partners that ripen across many weeks.
In early spring, the gorgeous, fragrant white blooms attract pollinators galore and the lovely method the branches grow in an orderly tiered pyramid are ornate year-round!
Talk about a conversation piece!
Espalier Edible Grafted Apple delivers a successive harvest, extending your fruiting season all autumn! These hard-working varieties pollinate each other and ripen across the growing season.
It doesn't get much easier for the savvy backyard gardener. Enjoy homegrown apples for every purpose, whether snacking, cooking, baking cider or keeping.
Start off with early Gravenstein for a wide variety of uses, including baking, cooking and cider. Mid-season, super sweet Honeycrisp fruit is excellent for fresh eating, juice and added to salads.
Later in the season, you'll harvest beautiful Red Delicious for sauce and fresh eating. Queen of Baking Rome apples has dense flesh for terrific pies.
Round out the season with Red Fuji for baking and cooking. Finally, harvest the versatile greenish-yellow keeper Granny Smith for fresh eating, baking and canning for use in wintertime.
Enjoy homegrown apples for every purpose, whether snacking, cooking, baking cider or keeping. Even sunny balcony gardens and rooftop gardens can grow this tree! Perfect for high-density gardening, edible landscaping and even large container gardening, the choice is yours with these space-saving garden plants!
Create a magnificent outdoor dining room with Espalier ‘walls’ by edging your private spaces with several of these magnificent trees, or training other fruiting varieties to match this one!
Fantastic and unique privacy and screening, try them along a fence or wall to enhance or hide what lies behind them. Or, create a free-standing support structure for an incredibly ornamental choice.
It's amazing how attractive it is to grow a fruit garden along trellises, walls or fences...you'll love this passion project!
We hope your mouth is already watering just thinking about the pies, cobblers and crisps! Homemade fruit truly adds a spicy tang of satisfaction to all your baked goods.
Plant Espalier Edible Grafted Apple tree in full sun and well-drained loam where it gets great air circulation. Add Nature Hills Root Booster while planting for a life-long symbiotic relationship with the tiny feeder roots.
Consistent access to moisture is necessary for fruit trees, especially young trees just getting established. This ensures the best harvest and juiciest crop possible! A generous layer of mulch helps retain soil moisture as well as insulate the root system from heat and chill.
Preferring well-drained soil that is never soggy is essential. For best results, fertilize your tree regularly with Dr. Earth Fruit Tree Fertilizer or a good organic, slow-release fertilizer. Add compost to your planting site to add higher organic matter to the soil.
Read our Garden Blog and watch the YouTube channel for step-by-step pruning tips and tricks. You'll squeeze every bit of value from your sunshine with this traditional craft of Espaliered trees.
Order yours today, but hurry! Everyone is looking for these multi-grafted trees, and NatureHills.com will sell out of Espalier Edible Grafted Apple in a heartbeat!
Planting Bareroot trees as soon as you can dig a hole in spring and until hot weather, the earlier the better. Plant container Apple trees throughout the growing season with complete success - that is the benefit of container plants - to extend the planting season. Your County Agricultural Extension Office is a great resource for first and last frost dates in your area.
Dig a large hole only as deep as needed to accommodate the bareroot or container root ball, and twice as wide. Add Nature Hills Root Booster to speed root establishment. Remove the pot or bag and situate it into the hole so the top of the soil (soil line if bareroot), is level with the new location's soil being careful not to plant too deep. Water in again very well and backfill with the same soil you dug up, tamping down gently to ensure there are no air pockets.
Top off with a 3-4 inch thick layer of Arborist mulch. Consider staking your tree to keep its trunk growing straight for the first year to ensure it stands tall against strong winds and drifting snow.
Trim off any broken branches from delivery as soon as you take them out of the box. Prune and trim apple trees while dormant, in late winter or early spring, before you see new growth.
Dormant prune to:
Prune Apple trees in the summer to:
Growing an apple tree is easy when proper soil, good drainage, attention to moisture, and regular fertility are maintained. Once you've chosen an apple tree that works for your climate, in the size you need for your landscape, and its pollinator (if needed), then you've accomplished half the battle!
Apple trees will tolerate a wide range of soils, so long as water and nutrients are not limited and the pH level is adequate.
For the first year, water alone is most important. It is always best to get a soil test to see what your soil is lacking before adding more fertilizers. Once established, a fertilizer routine may be beneficial. We do offer some excellent slow-release organic options, applied according to the package directions.
Fruit trees need more phosphate and it's possible to apply too much nitrogen which affects the soil's pH. Test soil acidity or alkalinity using a pH Tester.
Fertilize in spring when you first see new growth emerging.
Espalier Edible Grafted Apple Tree is comprised of apple varieties that will pollinate with each other. So no need for a pollinating partner. However, you're trees may bear more fruit with a friend planted nearby.
Espalier Edible Grafted’s are typically ready to harvest in July through October.
Early-Season? Mid-Season? Late-Season? The terminology can be confusing for new apple tree growers. Weather, climate and your tree determine when it's ripe.
The growing season consists of spring, summer, and fall, and varies with climate and weather. Areas with longer growing seasons in the warmer hardiness zones can greatly affect the harvest times for each particular apple variety grown in your area. Learn which growing zone you are in.
NatureHills.com works closely with our growers and nursery professionals to ensure we ship when it is most appropriate for your area. Our goal is to deliver the hardiest plants by avoiding extreme high and low temperatures. Check out our shipping schedule for more information and to learn our wills and won'ts when it comes to shipping plants. Find your Espalier Edible Grafted Apple Tree for sale here at NatureHills.com!
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|Sprinter Pot||Equal to||.63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Ranges from||.31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume|
|6" Container||Equal to||1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#6 Container||Ranges from||5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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|Brand||Nature Hills' Choice|
|Botanical Name||Malus Apple '6 Way' (Granny Smith, Gravenstein, Honeycrisp, Red Delicious, Rome, and Red Fuji)|
|Mature Height||Maintain at Any Size Against a Wall|
|Mature Spread||Maintain at Any Size Against a Wall|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|
|Fruiting Time||Early to Late Harvest|
|Pruning Time||Late Winter|