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Spring Grafting Show March 16 - Bremerton, WA
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JeanW
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February 24, 2024 - 3:19 pm

Satisfy your grafting itch!  Searching for something in particular?  It might be here!

Peninsula Fruit Club’s annual Spring Grafting Show is Saturday, March 16, 2024, from 10 AM to 4 PM at the West Side Improvement Club, 4109 West E Street, Bremerton, WA  98312.  Take the Loxie Eagans exit off Hwy. 3 and follow the signs.

Learn how to graft and make your own fruit tree, or have one of our members make it for you.  BEGINNERS WELCOME!  Choose from hundreds of different antique and modern varieties of apples, pears, plums, cherries, and other fruits. We will be selling EMLA 26, BUD 10, and Geneva 969 apple rootstock, OHxF 87 pear rootstock; Myrobalan plum rootstock, Krymsk 5 cherry rootstock, scion wood for grafting; and sticks of figs, grapes, and kiwis for rooting. Stock up on trees, berries, and other plants, footies for insect protection, grafting knives, mason bees and houses, and other supplies. Learn about pests and diseases and what to do about them.  Find out all about our native mason bees and how to care for them.  There will be lots of experts on hand to try to answer all your fruit related questions.  Spend some time at the show and learn all kinds of interesting things.  Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated.

Here’s a link to our flyer:

https://wcfs.org/wp-content/up.....-Flyer.jpgDSCF7263.JPG

and to our Facebook event:

https://www.facebook.com/event.....A%5B%5D%7D

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John S
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February 25, 2024 - 6:07 pm

Thanks Jean W.

John S
PDX OR

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katmendeux
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February 26, 2024 - 3:00 pm

This is such great event. I think it might be the biggest scion wood event around. Went last year, and found some treasures. It reminds me of the HOS spring scion days of old, both in terms of the variety of different varieties and the quality of them. And as a bonus -- super people --also like the HOS.

Have been making my list and checking it twice. Looks like Christmas in March to me.

Cheers, katmendeux, ready for grafting season

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Reinettes
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February 26, 2024 - 4:39 pm

JeanW,

Nice to "see" you again.  Granted I've been unable to get much, if any, time on the 'puter and actually have it work, but I'd been wondering whether you were still active on the site.  Thank you so very much for the notice.  As I may have mentioned a little earlier elsewhere, the few rootstocks that I have are "spoken for" in terms of intended, fairly local, scions or summer buddings.

Perhaps, if I can get better co-ordinated with myself and the rest of the universe, I might be able to get up there next year.  I'd love to see a "scion-fest" again!  ...The smorgasbord of cultivar varieties is always like a belated Christmas, and searching for and wanting a particular cultivar is another "treasure hunt" mixed in!

I may be a fool, but I suspect that God likes folks who try to create their own "Garden of Eden" while they're still here.

Reinettes.

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katmendeux
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March 22, 2024 - 9:10 am

JeanW,

Congratulations on another fine event. So many choices -- I brought home a baby Cornish Gilliflower. I'd read about it in Joan Morgan's book.  Seems it was popular with the Victorians, prized as intensely rich and distinctively flowery. Ah, bliss....am absolutely delighted to find one.

The person at the front door said that you donate a goodly amount of scions, which is really good of you.

Is it too soon to mention your Apple Show this fall?

Thanks, kat

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JeanW
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March 23, 2024 - 12:59 am

kat,

Thanks!  We had well over 500 different apple scions available this year.  Glad you came and found something interesting.  I hope your Cornish Gilliflower does well.  It’s never too early to advertise the next show.  As you probably know if you picked up a bookmark, it will be Oct. 26.  Introduce yourself next time you are here!

Reinettes,

Yes, still around, just busy with orchard and fruit club stuff.  Hope you can make it up here one of these times.

JeanW

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Dannytoro1
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March 23, 2024 - 2:51 pm

Just Wow. I wish we were near an area with grafting events like that. We have grafting events in the region; but they are hundreds of miles away. Require fairly high fees and very limited seating. I missed UGA's Graft event. Which had a number of apple hunting/preservation stars there this year.

So I will sit here with my 150 newly arrived root stocks and graft away. Work on my Blairmont Apple Project. And establish mother trees and a Stooling bed collection to breed with.

 

Did you have left over apple scions ya'll may sell?

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katmendeux
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March 23, 2024 - 4:24 pm

Dannytoro1,

What's your Blairmont Apple Project? I haven't heard of it, and I'd like to something about it. 

kat,

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Dannytoro1
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March 23, 2024 - 8:23 pm

katmendeux said
Dannytoro1,

What's your Blairmont Apple Project? I haven't heard of it, and I'd like to something about it. 

kat,

  

I am trying to address a few shortcomings in the USDA Blairmont apple release. Trying to increase it's storage time. Maintaining it's excellent fruity flavor. It's penchant for hot Georgia summers. Firming up the flesh a bit. I have a panel of suspects to make various crosses and will plant panels to choose the best seedlings. I have a blog where I will post various stages as they occur. I retasked an old blog of mine so the address might seem odd. It is here:  http://labradormoving.blogspot.com/

I am also going to work on a true hot weather root stock for the Coastal South. And perhaps might be involved with a U of F grant project throwing chilling theory out the window while trialing many varieties not thought to be Southern apples. I should have many UK, Canada and Northeastern varieties to throw at the project.

Lastly I am also compiling a collection of Georgia origin apples. Funny I have to import Cooper's Market back home from New England where it sold in the millions following up the annual Baldwin crop. But Wallace Howard came home from Australia...lol Back in the day; Georgia was today's Washington State in apple production.

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JeanW
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March 27, 2024 - 12:13 am

Dannytoro1 said
Just Wow. I wish we were near an area with grafting events like that. We have grafting events in the region; but they are hundreds of miles away. Require fairly high fees and very limited seating. I missed UGA's Graft event. Which had a number of apple hunting/preservation stars there this year.

So I will sit here with my 150 newly arrived root stocks and graft away. Work on my Blairmont Apple Project. And establish mother trees and a Stooling bed collection to breed with.

 

Did you have left over apple scions ya'll may sell?

Dannytoro1,

Yes, we had some scions left over.  We spent all day last Sunday grafting a good portion of them to the left over rootstock for trees to sell later.  I’m not sure whether any scions remaining after that were saved or not.  Are you looking for something in particular?

Good luck on your Blairmont Apple Project!

JeanW

  

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