Grafts needed for project

Matamata Chronicle - - Your Local News - REXINE HAWES

Do you have a her­itage fruit tree on your prop­erty?

If so, a graft from that tree could be part of a project to grow them around the town.

This is part of the Mata­mata Bee Fruit­ful project, spear­headed by Tran­si­tion Mata­mata.

It is look­ing for graft­ings from plum, peach, ap­ple and pear trees, which give the best re­sults as well as ta­ble grape vine and fei­joa.

The project would es­pe­cially like grafts from her­itage trees which have been very fruit­ful in the past.

Tran­si­tion Mata­mata mem­ber Colin Kem­plen says grafts need to be col­lected dur­ing win­ter.

‘‘Now is the time to col­lect scion wood, the bit that is grafted onto the root­stock.’’

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