Learn how to graft and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you. Add varieties to existing trees. Beginners welcome! Choose from dozens and dozens of antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, cherries, and plums. We will be selling M-26 apple, OHxF-333 pear, K-5 cherry, and K-1 plum rootstock and scion wood for grafting as well as sticks of figs, grapes, and kiwis for rooting. Stock up on berries and other plants, footies for insect protection, grafting knives, mason bees and houses, and other supplies. Learn all about pests and diseases and what to do about them. Find out about our native mason bees and how to care for them. We’ll have lots of experts on hand to try to answer all your fruit related questions. Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.
Join us Saturday, March 4, from 10 AM to 4 PM, at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton 98312.
This month’s meeting on Feb. 9 will be about grafting. Dr. Bob Norton, former head of the research station in Mt. Vernon, will give a short talk on grafting tree fruit. We will also have some hands-on practice. We meet in the Sheridan Park Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton, at 7 pm.
Our meeting this month includes a video or two about how to graft. Then we will have some hands-on grafting practice with tutoring from our experienced grafters. Bring your grafting knives. We will have extras to borrow as well as finger guards, tape, and practice wood. Join us Thursday, Feb. 12 at 7 pm in the Sheridan Community Center, 680 Lebo Blvd., Bremerton.
Peninsula Fruit Club will hold the Spring Grafting Show on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Silverdale Community Center, 9729 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA. Join us and stock up on scion wood, rootstock, grafting knives, footies, mason bee houses, miscellaneous potted and bare root trees and berries, and other supplies. You can learn how to graft and make your own tree or have one of our members make it for you. Come and learn about common pests and diseases and what to do about them. Learn how to root a fig, grape, or kiwi, and take some home to try from our collection. Find out all about our native mason bees and how to care for them. Spend some time with us at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Here’s a link to our show flyer:
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At the next meeting, Feb. 14, at 7 pm at the Sheridan Park Community Center in Bremerton, we will be watching a couple of short videos about how to graft fruit trees. Then we will practice doing whip and tongue grafts and cleft grafts on some scrap prunings.