The Home Orchard Society has an annual Propagation Fair at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds. For just $5 (members) or $7 (general) attendees are treated to an amazing collection of cuttings and scions!
I got there right after 10am and there was a line down the block. Entry went pretty quickly once the doors opened. The event was packed! Everywhere you looked people were crowding in to grab the cuttings they wanted. I saw some people with huge bundle-loads that had to have been a foot wide!
Next time I have to remember to bring labels and a permanent marker. Luckily someone nearby was kind enough to share his.
I gathered a small collection, then set them up to start this afternoon. Here’s to hoping they root!
Some of the things I chose:
three varieties hardy kiwi, including red princess
three male hardy kiwis
grapes: concord, venus, reliance seedless, canadice seedless, Himrod seedless, bronx
cherries: lapin, ostheimer weischel, montmorency, sweetheart
persimmon: jiro, fuyu
plum: italian, mirabelle
fig: desert king, negrone
I’m so very excited to see what happens with these!