Sunday 10 February 2013
with Ron de Bruin
A 1 day course fully focused on whip and tongue grafting of apples and pears. Grafting of Fruit varieties on root stocks has been practiced for 2000 years and is still the dominant technique for producing reliable results. The technique is simple but requires some practice, so we will do lots of dummy grafts before getting on to real root stocks and scions. By grafting apple trees you can reduce the cost of purchasing a grafted tree, make extra income and help preserve local varieties that had stood the test of time in your local conditions. Bring(if you have): Grafting Knife(can be bought here for approx. 15 Euros) warm clothes, secateurs, sharpening stones, new growth cuttings off your favorite apple trees. The course includes Lunch, tea and coffee.