Topwork Grafting

May 21, 2023 3:30PM—6:00PM


Little Elk Organic Farm 207 W 6th St. Randall, MN 56475

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**This event has been rescheduled to 3:30-6:00 PM.

The last few years Michael Dalquist has taken a real interest in fruit trees. And when you start learning about fruit trees, inevitably you see the word “graft” show up all over the place. It’s even mentioned many times in the Bible. So what is grafting, and why is it important? What does it accomplish? As Michael says, grafting is an exciting, inexpensive way to MAKE MORE FRUIT TREES!

This is the final class in a fruit tree propagation series that Little Elk Organic Farm is offering. The class will be done with apple trees, but the principles apply to other fruits such as pears, plums, and cherries, and Michael will explain some of the similarities and differences.

This class is what most people will probably imagine when they think of grafting. In this class we will be replacing existing branches on a standing fruit tree with scions from a totally different variety of the same species. If you have limited space in your yard, this will allow you to effectively grow more cultivars of fruit without planting additional trees. Isn’t it fun to think of picking two, five, or ten different types of apples from the same tree?

This event is free to attend. Registration is requested, and walkups are welcome.

Caution: This involves a lot of work with sharp knives. If you bring children along, YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE for them (they can’t just freely roam the farm). We are not responsible for accidents.

Address: Little Elk Organic Farm: 207 W 6th St. Randall, MN 56475

The Central Chapter of SFA is hosting this event.

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