Fruits of Labor: Upcoming Scion Exchange Event

Annual Scion Exchange

Saturday, February 11, 2023, from 11:00 am – 12 noon

NC Cooperative Extension, Durham County Center, 721 Foster Street, Durham, NC 27701

No Registration Required. (Please note that the preceding grafting workshop is sold out, but the scion exchange is open to everyone regardless of workshop participation.)

Do you grow tree fruits or nuts and are interested in growing additional varieties? February is the perfect time for winter pruning of fruit and nut trees. Instead of composting the discarded branches (scions), exchange them with other orchardists and pick up some new-to-you varieties. Bring your scions to the annual Scion Exchange hosted by the Extension Master Gardener VolunteersSM of Durham County.

Visit for photos and detailed instructions on how to collect and prepare your scions for the event or email


Resources and Additional Information

Want to know more about propagation techniques and growing tree fruit and nuts in your home garden? Check out these two chapters from the North Carolina Extension Gardener Handbook.

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