December 03, 2016 at Common Ground Garden in Palo Alto.
This class is part of the ‘Grafting’ series, including ‘Scions: Selecting Fruit Tree Varietals for Successive Ripening’ (this class) and ‘Early Spring Fruit Tree Grafting’ (2/4/2017) Purchase tickets for both together and save over 15%!
Did you know you can enjoy peaches fresh from your own tree from the end of April through mid-October? How about perfect plums from mid-May to November? Apples in July? Oranges in June? Apricots in September?
With a little planning, it is possible to select specific varieties of your favorite fruits for successive ripening over an extended season.
The time to plan for a succession of backyard fruit is in the winter, when bare root fruit trees can be shipped dormant and when the local Rare Fruit Growers host their Scion Exchanges.
Join Jesse Imbach and James Lalikos for a wide-ranging survey class on how to select different varietals the give your family fresh fruit throughout the year. We will also cover scion and root stock selection, scion labeling and storage, and finish with a Q&A on fruit varieties – so bring your questions!
Jesse Imbach is a member of the California and Santa Clara Valley Rare Fruit Growers Associations and manages the San Mateo Chapter of Village Harvest, an organization that connects homeowners with volunteers to pick backyard fruit for the local food bank system. His modest home is taken over with experimental grafted trees and rare fruit varieties from around the world.
James Lalikos is a mechanical engineer and power systems designer who has been whittling twigs and splicing plants together since he was a child. He’s currently working on converting a collection of old flowering pear trees into every-variety-pear trees using scions from the germplasm collection at Filoli and planning out a large aquaponic installation in his front yard.
Register online at http://bit.ly/29VgTJl