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Fruit Trees Growing Fruit

Graft Your Own Fruit Tree

Saturday, March 30 @ 10:00 am 12:00 pm

Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451
Single Session
Saturday, March 30
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Good Shepherd Center
4649 Sunnyside Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103 United States
(206) 633-0451


Did you know that practically every fruit tree you can purchase has been grafted? Grafting is the process of joining two pieces of living plants, so that they fuse together and ultimately grow and develop as a combined plant. The practice of grafting plants and trees is thousands of years old.

Early spring is the time for doing a common type of grafting, generally called “bench grafting”, which is typically done indoors seated at a table or bench and results in a complete little tree. In this class we’ll learn about the basics of fruit tree grafting. We’ll practice bench grafting using semi-dwarf rootstock for the bottom of your tree, as well as “scion” wood collected from the Tilth Alliance & Meridian Playground orchards for the actual variety of your new tree.

In this workshop, you will learn:

  • The basics of fruit tree grafting
  • Types of fruit trees that can graft to one another
  • Common techniques for grafting fruit trees

This in-person workshop will include a conversational lecture, hands-on practice grafting in the indoor classroom and time for questions and answers with the instructor. It is appropriate for both beginning and intermediate gardeners. A detailed outline with recommended resources will also be provided.

All materials and supplies will be provided. Participants can expect to take home their own grafted apple tree. Please note that this class includes activities that require some knife skills and work with your fingers.


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