Apple Tree Grafting Workshop with John Hoskins and Matt Fortune.
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. Matt Fortune will not only be here to help with instruction but will also have heirloom apple trees for sale.
Fee for the workshop is $45.00 per person and includes a grafting knife with your registration. Please bring your own hand pruners with you.
During the 2 1/2 hour grafting workshop, participants will receive root stock 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 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.
Apple trees will also be available for sale on this day.
Cancellation Policy: No refunds will be given to registrants 7 days or fewer from the day of event.
Weather Policy: Refunds will only be given if we are unable to reschedule the event.