Apple Tree Grafting at the Trust

Working on the next graft, finished graft in the foreground

Working on the next graft, finished graft in the foreground

The sun was shining for our Apple Tree Grafting Workshop today and by the afternoon it was even fairly warm!

Preparing the scion for grafting, the rootstock has already been prepared (left of photo)

Preparing the scion for grafting, the rootstock has already been prepared (left of photo)

Six people came to learn to graft apple trees, using the whip and tounge method. After some theory in the morning and a practice session on some twigs, everyone went out to the allotment to have a go at the real thing.

Checking the match between the cut surfaces of the scion and the rootstock

Checking the match between the cut surfaces of the scion and the rootstock

A completed graft, wrapped in grafting tape

A completed graft, wrapped in grafting tape

We were surprised at the popularity of this course, which booked up very quickly. We are running a second workshop at Clynfyw on 17th April, on which we have one place left, contact us if you are interested. We will also run the workshop at the Trust again in 2014.

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