Apple Tree Grafting Workshop
March 17 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
With Tom Burford and John Hoskins. Tom is an internationally known orchard consultant and author of the award winning Apples of North America. John is an heirloom apple enthusiast who maintains an orchard at his farm in Forest, Virginia. His orchard has over 150 producing apple trees representing more than 30 different varieties.
The workshop includes a grafting knife with your registration. Please bring your own hand pruners with you. During the 2 1/2 hour grafting class, participants will receive root stock and scion wood with detailed instructions on grafting two apple trees to take home. Helpers will be available to provide one-on-one instruction, if needed. Apple varieties for grafting will include: Black Twig, Cox Orange Pippin, Ben Davis, Empire, Pome Gris, Stayman Winesap, Siberian Red Crab, Golden Russet, Harrison, Arkansas Black, Grimes Golden and Smokehouse. Available varieties of local historical importance will include: Albemarle Pippin, Cannon Pearmain and Ralls Janet. You will leave the workshop with the skills needed to graft your own nursery stock and to preserve endangered apple varieties for future generations. Apple trees will also be available for sale on this day.
Space is very limited. Register in advance.