• Fri, August 13, 2021
  • 9:00 AM
  • Sat, August 14, 2021
  • 4:00 PM

John Pinniger of the Heritage Fruits Society will run a 'masterclass' in grafting for anyone who would like to improve their skills in - or learn the basics of - fruit tree grafting. This will be hands-on. It includes learning the reasons for, and the science of grafting, and then plenty of time to practice. Budding will also be discussed, but winter is not the best time to do it. Your questions answered. Bring a sharp knife if you have one.

You may not ever graft another tree, but we will discuss the reasons for grafting, when to graft and what to graft, so you understand why and when, and see examples of grafts. We will concentrate on apples, but discuss a wide range of plants.

There is no cost, but the third hour of the three-hour session will be assistance with the grafting of Heritage Fruits Society’s trees, including potting, labelling, etc. (part learning, part application)

Sessions are planned for

Fri 13 August 9.30 AM

Fri 13 August 1.00 PM

Sat 14 August 9.30 AM

Sat 14 August 1.00 PM

Please email


  with subject line GRAFTING, and your preferred date/s.   Maximum 5 per session due to COVID limitations - more sessions if there is enough interest. Location will be Fairfield, accessible by public transport - address sent with acceptance.

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