Learn the traditional art of grafting and take your new tree home with you
Grafting is a horticultural technique that might sound complex, but in realisty is quite easy and an incredibly rewarding way to get more from your fruit trees. It involves joining two plants together so they grow as one. The base, or 'rootstock', provides the roots, while the 'scion' is the chosen variety you wish to cultivate, providing the branches and fruit. This method is particularly popular with apple trees but can be applied to a wide range of fruit trees.
Join for an in-person workshop on how to graft, and leave with your own new tree to take home and plant in your garden!
Why graft, you might wonder? Grafting allows you to combine the best qualities of two different trees. For example, you can enjoy the delicious fruit of one variety while benefiting from the disease resistance and hardiness of another. It can also be a way to grow multiple types of fruit on a single tree, especially if you're limited in space.
The process might seem daunting initially, but with a little practice, anyone can master the art of grafting. The key is to ensure a snug fit between the scion and rootstock, allowing for the efficient transfer of nutrients and water essential for the grafted tree's growth and development.
See a step by step video below made by the Ein Coed project ~
If you're intrigued by the prospect of grafting your fruit trees or want to expand your gardening skills, come to one of our three workshops. We will be demystifying the grafting process, and everyone will leave with their own fruit tree to take home and plant!
Workshops will be in Tegyrn at Hwb Dysgu'r Tir :
This Hwb Dysgu'r Tir project has received £81,351 from the UK Government through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund