Apple Grafting Workshop

Irvington Recreation and Parks Department


The Irvington Woods Committee



Apple Grafting Workshop


The O’Hara Nature Center


Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Workshop (recommended ages 12 and up)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM (1.5 hrs.)

25 Participant Maximum

$25.00 Per Person


Pre-Registration Required


Instructor- Charles (CJ) Reilly III


Program Description:


Have you ever wondered how farmers can take one variety of an apple tree and graft it on to another to get a better fruit or to preserve the genetics of an heirloom variety? Or how the process of grafting is being applied by scientists to make certain varieties of trees more adaptive to climate change? Through this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about various techniques and concepts centered around apple grafting.


Participants will be using scion wood from the Sunnyside estate where we will be grafting Washington Irvington’s favorite apple, “Winter Banana” (Malus domestica) expanding the footprint of Washington Irving’s favorite table apple into participants’ yards and gardens. Through this process, participants will learn about the core principles behind the techniques of grafting and feel confident that they can successfully graft their very own apple tree!


*Each participant will get a minimum of 3-4 grafted apple trees to take home and keep


Register at the Irvington Recreation and Parks Department at 71 Main Street

Monday – Friday (9 AM – 5 PM)

Info- 914-591-7736

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