Get your fruit trees and cuttings
(there's a SJ fruit exchange.....and SF fruit exchange...) more info soon
The next one will be at the Santa Rosa Vets Bldg across from
the Sonoma County Fairgrounds Jan 26, 2013. There will be a
"greenwood" (citrus, stonefruit, avocados, etc) event for members
only in July, see below.
Scion Exchanges are held at many chapters throughout California , Texas , Arizona and Nevada .
Click here to find the closest chapter and whom to contact for dates of events.
The largest annual event is every January (see calendar for
date) -and open to the public- is the CRFG Redwood Chapter scion (cuttings) and
plant exchange where commonly over 500
varieties of common, rare and experimental scions and plants from all over the
world are available free or at minimal charge.
There are grafting
and planting demonstration classes for beginners, plus experts and hobbyists to
available, like grapes and figs, don't need to be grafted and can be planted
directly in the ground.
Custom trees can be
created for attendees on-the-spot by experts for a small donation.
Members get in one
hour early for best selection, so join (you can join at the door!).
Member access 9:00AM
to 2:00 PM (volunteers start at 8:00AM), general public access 10:00AM to 2:00
A $5 donation is
requested to help offset costs of facility rental and insurance.
Scion Collecting: Bring gallon baggies, tape and pens to
mark your acquisitions. A Guide to the event can be downloaded here.