Grafting Apple Trees

April 8, 2023 – 3 to 5 pm

Learn the importance and techniques of grafting apple trees with apple scion and rootstock.

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SKU: CLS-ORCH-GRAFT-04_08_23 Category:


Each participant will leave with an introductory understanding of grafted apple trees, including rootstock and scions. We will cover the role and importance of rootstock as well as scion wood collection. We will cover basic grafting techniques, graft multiple “training” trees, and then each participant will graft two dwarf or semi-dwarf apple trees that they will take home with them. Participants will select from multiple apple varieties for their scion (top) of the tree. We will also enjoy some hot cider as we graft trees!

Pre-requisites: None

Ages: 10+ Needs to be able to use a sharp knife and follow directions. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Max Class Size: 8

Provided Supplies:Practice Scion WoodPractice RootstockRootstock – dwarf or semidwarf (x2)Scion Wood (x2)Grafting TapeGraft Sealant

Participant Supplies:Utility knife with a new bladeWork gloves

Price:$50 Individual OR $45 per person for two or more reservations at one time. (Use Coupon Code BringAFriend checkout.)

Gifts: If you want to give a class as a gift, we can provide you with a gift certificate. Please let us know when you make the purchase.

Groups:If you have a group of 5 or more and would like a private class, please reach out to education@slaughterorchard.com.

Dates: Other class dates are available. Please pay attention to which date you have selected. Transfers to other class dates will only be allowed if there is room in the other class. Classes will not exceed the listed maximum number of class participants. Classes may be canceled or combined to manage enrollment and orchard activities.