Learn to Graft your own Fruit Trees

Record #: TOB0215
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2021
Last Full Update: 15 Jan 2021


Where To Find Us
Coordinates: 44.3714750, -64.4703250
Areas Served Lunenburg County


Website www.bridgewater.ca
E-Mail recreation@bridgewater.ca
Phone 902-543-2274
Mailing Address c/o Town of Bridgewater Community Development Department 
60 Pleasant St 
Bridgewater, NS B4V 3X9
Fax 902-543-6876

Description & Services

Information Most fruits do not “come true to seed.” That is a seed from a MacIntosh apple will not grow into a tree which produces MacIntosh apples; one must graft a shoot from a 
MacIntosh tree onto a suitable root to get such a tree.  
This hands-on workshop will cover two distinct situations:  
1) how to graft a new tree, using a size-controlling rootstock. Participants will be able to take home their own apple trees, grafted to their choice of variety, for planting. 
2) how to “topwork” an existing tree, such as an abandoned apple tree on their own property, that is grafting one - or many - new varieties onto a mature tree, making a tree which bears the new variety or varieties.  
The instructor is passionate about the importance of preserving the old varieties of apples, many of which are no longer available commercially, and the varieties he will supply for the workshop are drawn from his own collection of antique varieties.  
However, participants are also encouraged to bring their own scion wood from any apple trees which they may wish to preserve and reproduce.  
The workshop fee includes the cost of all necessary materials (rootstocks, scions, tools and grafting materials) which will be supplied.  
Participants should also take note of the workshops being offered by Elspeth MacLean-Wile, in which they will learn how to plant and care for their newly grafted baby.  
Please bring a sturdy utility knife (type used for cutting wallboard) and lunch.  
Please contact for date and price!