Fan-shape without heart branch
Fan without central branch
With the fan without a central branch, the basic branches are distributed filling from the base, without a central branch. No attention is paid to symmetry.
Bij steenvruchten wordt vaak één stam aangehouden (boomvorm).
Bij vijg worden vaak meerdere stammen aanhouden (struikvorm).
A fan without a middle branch is easy to manage (requires little knowledge), but cannot really be regarded as an espalier, because symmetry is often lacking. Fairly productive.
The fan without center branch is the best espalier for stone fruit (plum, apricot, morel).
Recommended for frost sensitive fruits (such as figs ) against a south wall.
Not suitable for pome fruits (pear, apple).