I finally got some pics together.
First, the Asian pairs:
Top of Hosui
Bottom of Hosui
I plan to knock off all of the buds on the bottom now. They are not useful. The buds on the top ;ine up very nicely with two obvious lateral candidates a few inches below the wire plus growth on top and in front for the new leader. Anything down 8” or more I will lop off.
This is a thicker trunk, but does not line up quite as well. There is a great left lateral candidate. The growth on the right just below it angles back at about 45 degrees. I’ll need to bend it to the front as well as up. The other right lateral candidates are down about 2;5” or the growth just over th wire that would have to be bent down while the branch is flexible. The font or top growth could become the new leader. Just like Hosui, anything 8” or more from the top will be removed now. The side branch will go.
Here is the “trellis” on the wall looking down the hill(about 15% slope or so).
Detail of bracket on siding
Detail of bracket on concrete
The wire is 1/8” wire rope and the brackets are 4x6. With the bases, the wire is about 8” from the wall and roughly at 30”, 47” and 64” at the trunk. Because of the slope. The bottom branch is more like 20” uphill and 40” downhill.
The grapevine trellis on the other side of the walk is the same type of construction in a Modified Munson arrangement.
Here is another with one-year bareroot vines getting established (Jupiter and Trollhaugen).
Here is another over-crowded with Somerset and Himrod. Himrod will be removed as soon as I can get a Himrod established on the new trellis.
The bar down the middle does a good job of keeping the posts from leaning in.
My only other fruit attempt is a pair of Pawpaw trees
The sick looking one is living in river rocks with landscape fabric. It os on the list to convert the re around it to compost and mulch. The good looking one was rescued from the rocks last summer. These have grown very slowly. They are not supposed to work here. The rescued tree had a huge bloom this year, but the rock tree nothing so no fruit. The rock tree may also br damaged by my neighbor spraying indiscriminately.
I have room for one more tree on the side of the house, I am thinking of Mt Royal plum trained in a fan.