Take 2. The first try was two years ago (see here). We've learned a lot since and made some modifications, namely, raised beds.
During the two years, we've also learned about Kevin Hauser and his knack for growing apples in hot climates. As a result we've been exposed to some non-traditional apples for our area; varieties once thought limited to much colder climates.
Now that they've been planted, they really just look like short sticks in the ground. However, we're hoping that one day, these espaliered trees will be providing us with some excellent apples. We highly recommend Kevin's trees and how-to manuals, especially for those in hotter areas!