growing an apple or pear pyramid
I fancied having a go at growing a pyramid tree, either apple or pear, or maybe both. I've seen a few recently and think they look superb. A very elegant and I imagine efficient form for ripening the fruit, thereby producing great flavor.
I have a 6m wide space and would ideally like to plant 3 trees (2m for each)
Anyway, I have a few questions I need a bit of advice on:
1) As they are a restricted form and I'll like a large tree, which would be a good rootstock to go for (apple and pear.) I would imagine m26 and QC being the obvious ones, but how about m106 and QA?
2) Are there any particular traits I should be looking for when choosing a variety? I imagine free-spurring as opposed to a tip bearer.
3) Any recommended varieties I should consider?
4) Should I start with a one year old maiden or should I think try and adapt another form?