Louisa County to host Fruit Tree Grafting Workshop

Written by Theresa Rose on March 11, 2015

Would you like to know the answers to the following questions: What is grafting and how it improves the quality of fruit produced? What trees can be grafted? How do you graft a fruit tree? We have the answers! Join us as Patrick O’Malley, ISU Extension and Outreach Horticulture Specialist, shows us how to graft our own rootstocks! Grafting is used to propagate trees with desirable characteristics, fruit quality, disease resistance, dwarfing, and hardiness. Each participant will be provided with two rootstocks and a choice of scions (varieties) so they can self-graft their own apple trees to take with them. Extra rootstocks will be available for $5 each. This program will be held at the Columbus Junction Senior Center on March 26, 2015 from 6:30pm-8:30pm. There is a $35.00 fee/individual or $60.00 fee/pair. Registration is complete upon receipt of fees and can be mailed to 317 Van Buren, Wapello, IA 52653. Registration is required and Space is Limited to 25 people! Contact Andrea Farrier, Ag Program Assistant, at 319.523.2371×207 or farrier@iastate.edu with questions.