Apple Tree Grafting Workshop with John Hoskins and Tom Burford at Pharsalia
John is an heirloom apple enthusiast who maintains an orchard at his farm in Forest, Virginia. His orchard has over 150 producing apple trees representing more than 30 different varieties. Tom is an internationally known orchard consultant and author of the award winning Apples of North America.
The session is limited to 20 participants
$40 per person
During the two-hour grafting class, participants will receive rootstock and scion wood with detailed instructions on grafting two apple trees to take home. Helpers will be available to provide one-on-one instruction if needed. Apple varieties available for grafting will include: Black Twig, Cox Orange Pippin, Ben Davis, Empire, Pome Gris, Stayman Winesap, Siberian Red Crab, Golden Russet, Harrison, Arkansas Black, Grimes Golden and Smokehouse. Available varieties of local historical importance will include: Albemarle Pippin, Cannon Pearmain and Ralls Janet.
You will leave the workshop with the skills needed to graft your own nursery stock and to preserve endangered apple varieties for future generations.
A grafting knife is included with your registration. Please bring hand pruners!