Collecting Scion wood in winter, 2010
Scion collecting day, July 2010.
Enthusiastic orchard volunteers and committee members cut young twigs from each tree, bag them and label them.
Soon this scionwood will be grafted to sturdy trees known as ‘rootstock’ so that the old varieties can grow on new roots.
In this way we can save the heritage varieties and keep them growing in perpetuity.
Next comes the task of identification…