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Apple Expert - Crossing (breeding)

Apple Expert - Crossing (breeding)

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Equipment
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I have been growing fruit for 15 years and my passion is apples. I have developed an orchard of over 50 varieties of apples, pears and plums. Grown in many different forms: step-overs, espaliers, cordons, ballerinas and standards. I graft (whip ‘n’ tongue) all my own trees, and have experimented with apple crossing (creating a new variety). I am in the Northern Fruit Group. I have been running…
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What we’ll do

(Please note that I run 3 Apple Expert courses: an introduction (all year), whip n tongue grafting in March, and crossing in May.) Learn to cross apples, i.e. create a new cultivar (variety) Apples don’t come true from seed – in other words, planting a pip will result in an apple tree but only a new ‘wilding’ variety. Wildings invariably taste acidic and dull. However, crossing two known…

What else you should know

Great walking from the door in the Peak District National Park. You are welcome to leave your car before/after.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
all materials / equipment

What to bring

outdoor clothing and shoes
tweezers (ideally)
secateurs (ideally)

Where you'll be

Our smallholding covers two acres and includes woodland, a large veg garden, orchard and several paddocks. In addition, there are three cordon lines of fruit trees and two nursery beds with fruit trees.

Keep these in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 6 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

More tips

Great walking from the door in the Peak District National Park. You are welcome to leave your car before/after.
James
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Apple Expert - Crossing (breeding)
New experience
From $43/person
New experience
From $43/person