6th Annual Fruit Tree Grafting Seminar

Date(s) - March 25, 2019
All Day

Bob Purvis, owner of Purvis Nursery & Orchard will be instructing a grafting seminar on April 6th, 2019 from 9am-4pm. The seminar is hosted by the Canyon County Extension Office, 501 Main Street Caldwell, ID.


Background Information: I gave my first grafting class in Anchorage, AK in 1986. After earning an M.S. in horticulture (in tree fruits) in 1992 from Washington State University, I worked 1992-99 as a horticulturist in the Washington fruit industry in Yakima, meanwhile growing nearly 220 varieties of tree fruit at home. In Minnesota (1999-2007), I grew 49 cold-hardy varieties at my home. In my previous MN and ID grafting seminars, students had good success with their grafts and enjoyed themselves. At my home, I have both an orchard and a nursery emphasizing propagation, testing, and evaluation of superior or unusual tree fruit varieties.
What to Bring: a large trash bag, pot or bucket to take home your grafts in, plus a utility knife with replaceable blades. If you have a favorite apple, apricot, pear, or plum tree that you would like to propagate, call (208)-407-6781 and ask me how to collect scions from it. We will furnish everything else needed.
Cost: The cost of the workshop, $65, must be paid in advance, and the fee includes 4 rootstocks. (The cost of the workshop for current enrollees in the Master Gardener program is $55.) Lunch is on your own.

Call the Canyon County Extension office to register. (208) 459-6003 Register by March 25th, 2019