climbing apple tree

Dear All
So sorry but i am a complete novice wanting some expert knowledge.
My sister is asking for an apple tree like one i used to have for christmas.
It must be an eating apple, and she wants it to fan out along a wall like mine does, could you tell me the type that i would need to look for. Mine fans out quite tight against the wall.
Sje mentioned something called Escapellia, but i have never heard of this.
Thanks for your time
Cheryl
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If you are experienced in pruning apples you should pick her favorite eating apple. The form you mention (espalier) is accomplished by pruning. It is used for 2 purposes, most commonly to save space in a small garden or on a south facing wall to help prevent a tender tree from freezing or frost damage. I have seen espalier trees for sale at my local nursery, but it is not common in my area and is quite expensive. Get a good book on pruning & learn. Hope this helps, Steve
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