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Top Working Fruit Trees
May 1, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pmFree – $30
Learn to topwork (graft) new disease-resistant, cider, dessert or heritage varieties onto your existing trees! Top working is the type of grafting that is done when you have an established tree and you’d like it to produce a different variety of fruit. This is an incredible way to expand the type of fruit you grow and improve the quality of your orchard (or backyard fruit trees) over time.
Due to COVID-19, this class will be held online, with live Q&A as well as pre-recorded video from MOFGA’s Orchards showing grafting techniques. The workshop will be led by Orchard Coordinator Laura Sieger and nurseryman Jacob Mentlik from After The Fall Farm. Learn about how to top work scions (sticks of 1-year old wood of your new variety) onto your existing trees. We’ll talk about the tools and supplies you’ll need and dig into the most effective ways to top work fruit trees.
This event is being offered on a Sliding Scale, $0-$30. You will receive a link to the online meeting when you register.
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