August 3, 2011 at 3:46 pm #501718
Bud wood is about $1 or $2 each, I don’t know how much root stock is, they will show you how to graft for free and single graft tree is free multi graft is $8 to $10.
I was unable to go this year so I’m making sure I go next year.August 3, 2011 at 4:43 pm #501719
Thanks iduna for that information I am really looking forward to it now and learning how it all works 🙂August 3, 2011 at 7:52 pm #501720
Ooh, thanks for the info, I didn’t know all those details either. They did say to bring some scions of your own to graft. Anyone know how old a tree needs to be before I can take a good cutting to graft? My trees have only been in the ground a year.
Kristy, this will be my first time there too. I also know nothing of grafting! I met you at Greths, so hopefully my memory will serve me well & I’ll spot you.August 3, 2011 at 8:02 pm #501721
Are they selling the scions as well BV?
Where did you find out about this? I was wondering if there was someone I could ring as I couldn’t see this listed on the website.
Kristy 🙂August 4, 2011 at 10:35 pm #501722
If you’re on Facebook there’s a page for the Adelaide Hills Community Garden hereAugust 5, 2011 at 3:35 am #501723
Thanks Bv, checked it out, but didn’t mention buying grafts for personal use, but setting up community garden fruit trees, which is fantastic by the way, but I’m going to give it a miss this year. I was looking forward to catching up with you Bv again, but so much stuff to do getting ready for spring plantings… Hope we can catch up soon 🙂August 5, 2011 at 2:59 pm #501724
I’d like that, Kristy. We have building work on our new pergola starting towards the end of the week, so when that’s finished, perhaps we should arrange an ALS get together here. :tup:August 6, 2011 at 12:01 pm #501725
BV did you end up going? How was it?
I’d love that BV, another ALS catchup… 🙂August 6, 2011 at 12:05 pm #501726
Would love to meet up with people again, without having to be hostess this time, lol. BV is fascinating for inspiration too, so many great ideas underway.August 6, 2011 at 3:13 pm #501727
You make me blush, Greth!
K, I did go yesterday. The people were very welcoming and friendly so I’ll keep going to the community garden & helping out. I grafted my first ever pear tree! It was from a cutting of the one where my lost baby lies, so it was very special for me. The grafted tree will be planted at the community garden today. The session was very informative & I really enjoyed it. Grafting is remarkably easy. But sticking cuttings in the ground are easier!August 9, 2011 at 2:15 pm #501728
Great to hear you enjoyed it BV, I’m looking forward to learning to graft. I will make sure I go to a session next year 🙂
Can’t wait to see your place BV and really looking forward to catching up again 🙂August 11, 2011 at 9:52 pm #501729
With regards to what wood to take for scions, you generally want new wood for apple, pear or stone fruits.
I try and collect wood in July, keep it in the fridge in a plastic bag and then graft in August. In my experience, grafts work best with dormant scions on rootstocks that are just starting to wake up for spring.
Your mileage may vary!July 21, 2013 at 8:58 pm #501730
After finding aout about these sesions late Friday night I went along to the Elizabeth one on Saturday.
I came home with three new fruit trees which I had intended to buy anyway and 5 fig tree cuttings all for about $30.
The root stock was $5 then $1 for each piece of grafting wood, and $2 each for fig and grape cuttings.
So I now have in the ground:
– Stella cherry with a vista cherry grafted on to it
– Apple with Golden Delicious, pink lady and Summer Strawberry grafted on to it
– Santa Rosa Plum with Satsuma grafted on to it.July 21, 2013 at 10:18 pm #501731
That’s great Vanessa.. Excellent value and I bet your learnt some new skills too. I had planned to go along, then forgot all about it in the mad rush of buying/selling houses….July 27, 2013 at 12:25 am #501732
I still haven’t been to one of these days. One of these years I would love to go along and learn about it!
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