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Post HOS scion exchange tips?
Hey all,
1. I'm relatively new to HOS/fruiting trees. Any recommendations for how to maximize the scion exchange event experience? I'm coming with a list of some varieties I'd like to try out..

2. I currently have Liberty & Honeycrisp apples, Lapins cherry, and Green Gauge plum. The buds have not swollen much on any.. Is it truly too late to cut scions to bring (as we learned at the grafting class)? Is there any way to tell other than going by time of year?

Asa


Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:36 am
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Hi Asa,
Fun doing the grafting class with you. Make sure to bring at least 1 roll of masking tape and a sharpie or other pen to mark the scions with. You probably want to bring a large plastic bag with some moist newspaper in it as well.

Those are high demand scions. We will probably run out of them. Even though it is not the best time of year to cut scions, you might cut some if you were going to prune anyway and bring them, perhaps to leave them in a plastic bag. Someone could graft them right away.
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Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:30 pm
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Bring a basket or a backpack or something.

Make sure you label each variety you take before you grab another.

Bring separate bags for different types of fruit to make them easier to find later.

Make a list of what you are interested in ahead of time. It can be overwhelming and you don't want to forget.

Bring a notepad and list what you've taken (or check it off a premade list).

Grab a One Green World catalogue (they usually have a "booth" there) to read descriptions of varieties suited to our area.

Bring a snack.

Loiter by the grafters for a while to learn about the craft and hear some interesting stories.

Don't take cuttings that need rooting unless you have an idea of what is involved and plan to do it.

Try to roughly scale the amount of material you take to the amount you might be able to use.

If you see something you want, whether free or for sale, procure it right away, even if it seems like there is plenty, it may be gone quickly. I missed out on Haskaps at the All About Fruit Show because I thought I'd listen to one of the speakers first.


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Post Re: HOS scion exchange tips?
I'm way up by Tacoma WA, so I will not be coming to any Oregon Exchange, but would be happy to share via mail some of what I have

I do have a few pretty cool apples.
Suntan
Hudson Golden Gem
Winter Banana
Canada Griese
A very colorful wildly good looking seedling I found along the tracks in Puyallup.

Mostly interested in Ribes and Vitis Scionwood on this end.

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Do some folks charge for scion wood? How much? Is it usually more popular or more unusual varieties?

Thanks for the tips!


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KeepItFunky wrote:
Do some folks charge for scion wood? How much? Is it usually more popular or more unusual varieties?


All the scion wood is FREE at the FPF with your admission. It's all donated and collected by volunteers. Rootstocks are available for nominal costs.

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Via the mail, I do have to charge postage, but from here to Oregon is not that costly.

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