Apple Grafting Workshop with master grafter Arnold Bernstein
February 19 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am
Learn the art of apple grafting from master grafter and rare fruit grower Arnold Bernstein. In this hands-on workshop you will graft and take home a semi-dwarf producing apple tree, ideal to our climate. We will provide all the materials for grafting, as well as light refreshments.
Grafting is the art of attaching a desirable branch or bud to a compatible new tree or branch with viable roots and having its own special qualities. The grafted branch starts to grow as if it were on its own rootstock. The grafted tree will produce the same fruit as the fruit produced by the parent tree. No matter where you go to buy your Delicious apples or Washington navel oranges, they are essentially the same in terms of derivation. Each has a single common parent that over the years has been propagated and grown throughout the world. Except for bananas, virtually every fruit you buy has been grown on grafted trees, allowing for the foods to be produced on an almost limitless scale.