SCION EXCHANGE AND GRAFTING WORKSHOP
Saturday, JANUARY 28TH, 2017 11 am -- FREE!
held at SEEDS.
706 Gilbert Street , Durham, NC 27701.
Be a mad scientist and create a FRANKENSTEIN tree!
Learn how to create fruit trees growing multiple varieties. Introduce new fruit options to a crowded yard. We'll show you how to attach multiple kinds of fruit to existing plants. For those with fruit trees you want to graft onto, please bring a some "scions" (twigs) of your plants to exchange with other participants. The more plant varieties people bring-- the better! Grafting is the process by which a piece of one kind of plant is attached to a different kind of plant (such as a Fuji apple twig on a Gala apple tree). The exchange includes a grafting demonstration that will show you how to graft and what plant combinations will be successful.
What to bring?
Scions (last years growth twigs) of fruit trees, grapes, kiwi, berries, etc. The more scions the participants bring, the more variety of grafts we can make. For more information on how to collect and store your scions, go to this page.
Bring if you have them: Pruning shears, sharp knife, gloves, rubber bands, aluminum pie tin, twist ties, plastic bags, sharpie marker, masking or painter's blue tape.
Peach tree with multiple grafted varieties blooming.
Plum tree with multiple grafted varieties.