Training fruit trees
I'd been looking to buy some fruit trees and the local garden centre had some nice fan trained ones for £40+... then I was in B&Q and they had some discounted to £7, so I took a punt. I went a bit overboard and got 3 different apple varieties, a couple of pears, a couple of cherries, and a plum.
However, these ones are about 150cm tall, with dwarf rootstock, not many side shoots lower down. Is there any way I can encourage new shoots lower down so I can train these as espalier, as I have a small garden.
I've read some sites that say you can cut them down to 30cm after planting, which will take some bravery. The cherry I wanted to do as a fan.