January 12, 2013: Scion Exchange, Prusch Park. Open to the public at 11:00! Every year there are more than 300 varieties of dormant scion wood available for grafting onto your own trees. Ranging Asian and European plums, to apples and pears, as well as peaches and apricots too numerous to list! Grafting classes will be held as well.
Remember to bring a bag to put your selected scions and a marking pen and labels so you will be able to identify later what you selected. All sticks will look alike once you get them home. Remember how to care for your scions once you get them home. Give the bag a spritz of water and store them in the refrig, not the freezer. Wait until Feb. or Mar. when your trees wake up from dormancy to start grafting. Watch your trees as they will tell you. The buds on the trees will start swelling up and you will be able to graft up to and during popcorn stage. After that, you will need a lot more luck. Usually the plums and prunes will be the first ready to graft, then the peaches and nectarines, then the apricots and later the apples, pears and kiwis.