|When:||Back to Calendar August 24, 2013 (all-day)||Where:||Lake Forest Park
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While most grafting techniques, such as whip and tounge (bench grarting) and cleft grafting, are done in the dormant season when trees aren’t growing, bud grafting can be done now. Budding is done in late summer when the bark “slips”. This means it’s easy to remove a leaf bud and bark from the branch and insert it onto another branch.
Bud grafting is a great way to successfully graft stone fruits (peaches, plums, cherries) as well as pome fruits (apples, pears, and quinces). Just as with dormant grafting, practice makes perfect! If you have never tried bud grafting, or if you just want to brush up on grafting skills, this event is for you.
Lori Brakken will be hosting a Budding Workshop on August 24th. Bob Norton has agreed to teach it. Lori has the following rootstocks available in 1 gallon pots: 21 pears (OHF333), 39 Apple (EMLA 27), and 10 Plum (Marianna) for people to reserve., for $5 each for the rooted, 1 gallon rootstock at the time of the workshop.
Buds (bring your own or ask for a specific variety and I’ll try to find a source),
Parafilm (enough for workshop available).
Bring your own grafting knife or you can see if someone will let you borrow theirs at the event
Reserve a rootstock from Lori, or bring your own.
Location given at time of Reservation (my yard, Lake Forest Park) unless we need a bigger venue. For reservations call Lori (206.715.4149) or email email@example.com