Fan with heart branch
Fan with central branch
In the fan with a central branch, the basic branches are distributed filling from the base, with middle branch. With this fan shape, no attention is paid to symmetry.
With stone fruit , one trunk is often kept ( tree shape ).
With fig , multiple trunks are often kept ( shrub ).
A fan with a middle branch is easy to manage (requires little knowledge), but cannot really be regarded as an espalier because symmetry is often lacking. Fairly good productive.
Recommended for frost-sensitive fruits (such as figs ) against a south wall.
Also suitable for stone fruits, but the fan without heartbranch works better. p >
Not suitable for pome fruits (pear, apple).