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Learn to Graft Apple Trees
Learn to Graft Apple Trees

Sun, 17 Mar



Learn to Graft Apple Trees

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Time & Location

17 Mar 2024, 14:00 – 16:00

Leeds, 3 Buck Stone Cres, Leeds LS17 5ES, UK

About the Event

The purpose of grafting is to combine one plant's qualities of flowering or fruiting with the roots of another that offers vigour and resilience. Grafting means you can be sure of the variety of fruit and the size of the tree. In this workshop you will learn how grafting works and have a go at creating your own fruit trees.

All participants will get to take away 2 apple trees they have grafted.

The workshop will cover:

  • Grafting theory
  • How to collect and store scion materials
  • Whip and tongue grafting of apple trees
  • Aftercare of the grafted trees

Attendees will learn how to practice safe knife control and cut both components of a whip and tongue graft. We will also demonstrate the saddle graft and cleft graft techniques.

All equipment and materials will be provided, although you are welcome to bring along some "scion" material - fresh cuttings of last year’s growth from a tree that you would like to propagate.

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