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Chip Budding – take home 2 apple trees

Chip Budding – take home 2 apple trees

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 other courses on apples: an introduction (all year), pruning (winter), whip n tongue grafting (March), and crossing / breeding (May)). Learn chip budding in order to create new apple trees. 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. To create a new tree of the same variety (e.g. Rosemary…

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. Bring (if you have them): plastic bags, thin gloves, secateurs, Stanley Knife.

What I’ll provide

Equipment
Rootstocks and bud sticks, and all materials

What to bring

plastic bags

Where you'll be

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

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

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. Bring (if you have them): plastic bags, thin gloves, secateurs, Stanley Knife.

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Chip Budding – take home 2 apple trees
New experience
$44/person
New experience
$44/person