Opportunity to Learn How to Graft Fruit Trees

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Grafting involves several different types of horticultural propagation techniques, some of which have been used for thousands of years to propagate plants. Grafting is a means of vegetative reproduction. Grafting is used extensively in nursery and fruit tree production.

We have several opportunities coming up for anyone that would like to learn how to graft apple trees. Participants of these workshops will gain hands-on experience learning how to implement whip grafting. Each workshop participant will be provided apple rootstock and scion, will get to experience grafting their own tree, and will be able to take their grafted tree home with them.

The cost to attend this workshop is $10 per participant to cover the cost of supplies. Space is limited so pre-registration is required. Classes will be offered on Thursday March 2, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Thursday March 2, 6-9 p.m., Tuesday March 7, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. and Tuesday, March 7 6-9 p.m. Participants can attend 1 class, and can choose which class to attend until the classes are full. Classes will be filled on a first come basis.

If you would like more to information about the grafting workshop or to register, please contact the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Yancey County Center by calling (828) 682-6186. You can also send an email to Adam McCurry (adam_mccurry@ncsu.edu).