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Saturday 04-Mar-17 - Grafting Course

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Saturday 04-Mar-17 - Grafting Course

Postby MSOG » Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:31 am

Grafting Course - Saturday 04-Mar-17 from 10.00 to 3.00pm

Join expert Orchard Arborist Andy Howard for a day's training course, to learn the theory and practice of grafting.

Learn the theory, skills and practice of grafting fruit trees. Find out about the different methods and techniques used to join up scionwood (the one to two year-old wood of the variety you want to grow for its fruit) with the rootstock (a standardised variety with known characteristics for vigour, ultimate tree size and resistance to disease) to create a new fruit tree.

Practice the theory with hands-on work, to create two new fruit trees that you can take home to grow on and plant out, in your garden or orchard. Scionwood from a choice of heritage varieties will be provided by Andy, along with different types of rootstock, so you can create customised fruit trees to suit your own requirements.

The course will be held at 27 Walton Avenue, Twyford, Adderbury, OX17 3JY. Free on-street parking is available.

The price per person is £40 for members of the Mid Shires Orchard Group (MSOG) and £50 for non-members. Non-members will receive a year’s membership to MSOG. A free light lunch and refreshments will be provided on the day.

Please email Andy at: [email protected], to find out more about the course, make payment and book your place.
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