Scion Share

Scions are budding, woody branches used in grafting. Scion exchanges usually happen during grafting season, which is when winter turns to spring and trees are emerging out of dormancy. Fruit tree growers bring branches that they’ve pruned from their fruit trees to trade and give away to other fruit tree enthusiasts. Events like this are a great way to learn new propagation techniques and see old friends — in addition to loading up on fruiting branches to graft onto our neighborhood trees! See images below for more information.

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    1. Table of peach cuttings at our bioregional scion exchange. Rows and rows of fruit tree scions – peach, plum, cherry, pear, pluot, apricot, nectarine, almond, and more!
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    2. It’s important to carefully label the varietals you are taking. Bring masking tape or twist tie labels, damp paper towels, and ziplock bags with you to the event.
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    2. It’s important to carefully label the varietals you are taking. Bring masking tape or twist tie labels, damp paper towels, and ziplock bags with you to the event.
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    3. Once you’ve labeled your varietals (with tape or a twist tie), wrap them in a bit of damp paper towel and place them in ziplock bags.
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    4. When you get home, you can organize your varietals according to type.
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    5. The scions can be stored in the refrigerator for up to a month. It’s important that they don’t dry out.
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    7. Getting ready to go out grafting!