How to Espalier Step 1: Plan your pattern.Fruit trees are often grown horizontally (A) to maximize fruit set. For quick coverage of long walls, consider planting several trees and training them into a Belgian fence pattern. Step 2: Choose a location. Any solid wall will do as long as there is enough light for the plant you want and room to plant.
A better way to grow strawberries and other hanging fruits and berries is to use growing boxes or tubes elevated off of the ground. You can even grow them at waist or chest level for easier growing, tending and picking. No more rotting caused by laying upon the ground while developing!