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UMass Cold Spring Orchard

January 2020

UMass Extension: Pruning Grapes – a Hands-on Workshop

January 21, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin St
Belchertown, MA 01007 United States
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$50

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Grapes are one of the most universally enjoyed fruits available. Many of the new varieties have excellent taste, are winter hardy, and can make excellent wine. Grapes are fun to grow but present some challenges. One of the biggest challenges is knowing how to correctly prune them. Participants will have the opportunity to conduct actual pruning and gain both experience and confidence in pruning and training grapes in order to produce a bountiful crop.…

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April 2020

CANCELED: UMass Extension: Fruit Tree Grafting – a Hands-on Workshop

April 11, 2020 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
UMass Cold Spring Orchard, 391 Sabin St
Belchertown, MA 01007 United States
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$100

For full details go to UMassGarden.com. Many people do not realize that all apple varieties are reproduced by grafting - they are not grown from seed. For horticultural enthusiasts, one of the most satisfying techniques to master is grafting. Wes Autio will present a hands-on workshop on “bench grafting” and “cleft grafting” of apple trees. Other grafting techniques will be discussed. Proper tools and sharpening will be included. All workshop participants will graft several apple trees to take home! Dr.…

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