I am using containers sized up to whiskey barrels for my Bud9 and a couple M26 apples. Most are only up to 5 gallon so far. Now that I am getting sufficient sun, and pollination (thanks masons!) I am wondering if others have worked out good methods of branch supports for fruiting. I previously used metal fence posts or forked branches for my in ground trees. The metal posts don’t go deep enough to be a supportive structure in the barrels though.
It would be ideal if the supports could be disassembled for off season. I will be rotating some of the containers to either capture more sun or escape heavy winds (reason why I am not using light wt. flexible pots) . I am hoping to avoid a wire trellis type situation if possible. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.