One of the various apple varieties I’m growing is ‘Vanderpool Red’. I don’t yet know a whole lot about this clone, but so far one thing is apparent. It has WIDE branch angles. I have multiple trees of this grafted and although many others have good wide branch angles, ‘Vanderpool Red’ takes it to the extreme with almost all branches protruding from the trunks at about a 90° angle.
This growth habit makes me think it could be an easy tree to keep pruned as an espalier or just as low wide trees.
Who else here grows this variety? What observations do you have (relating to branch angles, fruit quality or anything else about it)?