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Grafting Heirloom Apples
March 3, 2018, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$45 Non Members, $40.50 Members
Gareth Crosby, Curator of the Heritage Garden, and Anthony Cannon from Heirloom Orchards are excited to share their knowledge and experience with apple tree grafting. Grafting is a technique in which tissue from one plant, the scion, is attached onto another, the rootstock. In this class you will hear about the history of grafting, which rootstocks is the best for our soils, and have a hands-on opportunity to graft your own trees using the cleft graft method. All supplies are provided however if you would like to graft your own scion wood you are welcome to bring it with you and you are welcome to bring your own sharp knife with a thin blade (Xacto or box knives are good) or a grafting knife, and pruning shears, if you have them. You will graft 2 trees that pollinate each other (when using our scion wood) and be able to take them home. Fee includes rootstock, scion wood, pot and soil as well as handouts.