MNFGA will host a grafting class on April 13, 2019 at:
MSU AgBioResearch Station
9302 Portland Road, Clarksville, Michigan 48815.
We will start at 10:00 am with the basics of grafting as an audio/visual presentation. Then all participants will do hands-on grafting with close instruction and guidance.
Grafting is one of the simplest way to clone trees and plants. Grafted trees produce the exact, delicious fruits and nuts that you have from one of your trees or a friend’s tree. Grafted trees produce fruits and nuts MUCH quicker than seedling trees. Seedling trees are an unknown entity due to the unknown parent that fertilized the blossoms (be it wind or insect pollination). We will be grafting apples and pears.
If you have a special apple or pear tree that you would like to clone, please bring some scions from that tree to the class. If you have any questions about scion collection and/or storage, please email MNFGA at Michigannutgrower@gmail.com. There are some important collection and storage steps for the best grafting success. There will also be scions at the MNFGA Spring Meeting on March 23, 2019.
There is a $10.00 fee to cover rootstocks and supplies. Please contact Michigan Nut & Fruit Growers Association at email@example.com or Dennis at 517-204-8600 to register. Registration will close upon the close of the Spring Meeting on March 23, 2019.