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Fruit Tree Grafting - a Hands-on Workshop

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Event date/time: 
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - 9:30am to 3:00pm
Event location: 
UMass Cold Spring Orchard

Grafting an apple tree Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed.  For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees.  Other grafting techniques will be discussed.  Proper tools and sharpening will be included.  All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home!Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed.  For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees.  Other grafting techniques will be discussed.  Proper tools and sharpening will be included.  All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home! Fee is $100.

These workshops will be partially out of doors, so please dress appropriately for potentially wet, cold, and muddy conditions.

Please do not bring children or pets (except certified service animals) to any of these workshops.  We are not equipped to ensure their comfort or safety.

Contact's name: 
Doreen York
Contact's phone: 
413-545-2254
Location: 
391 Sabin Street
Belchertown, MA 01007
391 Sabin Street Belchertown MA