Espalier, a French word that originates from an Italian word meaning “shoulder,” is a time-tested way to grow fruit in small spaces, often using grafts. This peach tree has been espaliered and grafted with more than one variety.
Espalier, a French word that originates from an Italian word meaning “shoulder,” is a time-tested way to grow fruit in small spaces, often using grafts. This peach tree has been espaliered and grafted with more than one variety. Ed Wagner Chicago Tribune file
Espalier, a French word that originates from an Italian word meaning “shoulder,” is a time-tested way to grow fruit in small spaces, often using grafts. This peach tree has been espaliered and grafted with more than one variety. Ed Wagner Chicago Tribune file
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Grafting adds more variety to small spaces

January 16, 2015 4:00 PM

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Debbie Arrington is the home and garden writer for The Sacramento Bee. A lifetime gardener and consulting rosarian, she took over that beat in 2008 after almost 10 years on The Bee's Sports staff. Debbie also writes about food and cooking, focusing on seasonal crops and farm-to-fork cuisine.

Reach her at darrington@sacbee.com or 916-321-1075. Twitter: @debarrington