Zigzag-shaped Cord

Synonyms

zigzag-shaped cordon

Description

Espalier with a single cord that is zigzag-guided.

The zigzag-shape naturally curdles the juice flow. This has two advantages:

  • The growth in the head is suppressed.
  • Vegetative growth and flower bud formation (fruiting) are evenly distributed along the frame branch.

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Advice

Fairly easy to grow; easy to maintain. Very suitable for apple and pear. Similar to wave-shaped cord. A zigzag shape (with right angles) is a bit more difficult to form than a (more even) wave-shaped cord. The tree also tends to form strong growth shoots on tight bends.

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