January 26, 2019: Scion Exchange

We held our annual scion exchange at the Santa Rosa Veteran’s center. Hundreds of people attended this community event, collecting free scions from hundreds of varieties of fruit trees. Rootstocks were available for sale at a nominal price, and CRFG grafters were on hand to create custom- fruit trees on the spot.

Among the rootstocks offered this year were:

  • Apple: MM111, Bud 9 dwarf
  • Plum: Myrobalan – for Apricots, Pluots, Plums and Almonds
  • Peach: Lovell – for Peaches, Nectarines, Apricots, Plums, Pluots  and Almonds
  • Pear: Calleryana, Old Home x Farmingdale
  • Cherry: Mahaleb, Maxma 14

More than a dozen vendors offered fruit trees, grape vines and other plants for sale as well as fresh citrus fruit and other items. Local businesses and non-profits provided information tables as well.

We continued our raffle this year with a number of fruit-related prizes raising money for our scholarship and grants fund.

Thanks to all the volunteers who helped put this event together.

[First Gallery Photos by Christine C.]:
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[Second Gallery Photos by Keith Borglum]:
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