Grafting Lecture & Hands-On
Learn about different types of grafting, how to choose and take scion wood, choosing a receptor site, how to make the graft and seal it properly.
In the Hands-On session, you'll put theory into practice. Each attendee will receive two apple and two pear rootstocks to bench graft and take home as well as working in small groups to do top-work on several trees in the orchard.
Several types of scion wood will be available, (including cider apples) or bring your own. Scion cutting instructions can be found at snohomish.wsu.edu/ag/workshops/collectingscionwood.pdf.
Saturday Hands-On only: Dress for weather & mud; bring a grafting knife & gloves for hands-on practice. Grafting knives will be available for purchase for $20 cash or check only.
Note: Lecture & Hands-On are in different locations and on different dates!
Apr. 9, 2014 6-9pm Lecture: WSU Snohomish Cty Ext Cougar Auditorium; 600 - 128th St SE, Everett, WA (McCollum Park)
Apr. 12, 2014 11-3pm Hands-On: Ed's Apples, 13420 339th Ave SE, Sultan
Our instructor is Gary Moulton, now retired after leading the Fruit Horticulture program at the Washington State University Research Station in Mt. Vernon since 1991.
He holds a master's from WSU in plant pathology specializing in fruit diseases, and a bachelor's in pomology/fruit science from Cal-Poly San Luis Obispo.
Currently a consultant to the Western Washington tree fruit and wine grape industries, Gary is known as the 'go-to' guy on raising high-quality fruit and wine grapes on the "wetside" of Washington state.
Two locations: 4/9/14 6-9pm Lecture--Everett; 4/122/14 11-3pm Hands-On--Sultan (View)
see description for both addresses
Everett & Sultan, WA 98908 & 98294
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|