23 June (Saturday) 1pm 3:30pm
Hawke’s Bay Branch Workshop: Root Cutting Propagation
Te Puna, Apley Road, Dartmoor. West side of lower end of Apley Road.
Wet or fine event.
Take your own thermos/drinks for afternoon tea.
A hands-on workshop (in a shed if required) lead by experienced propagator Chris Ryan.
There will be a variety of roots to work with, plus foraging (root digging) will occur on site.
Bring a garden fork/spade, bucket and sharp propagation knife.
Te Puna has been the 78 acre hilly property of committee members Sarah & Tony since they emigrated from Devon in 1992. They have worked to improve the property’s stability and productivity, and graze sheep and cattle on 50 acres.
Subtropicals have been planted including Avocado ‘Hass’ with ‘Fuerte’ as a pollinator grafted onto branches, plus ungrafted Avocado, loquat, custard apple, banana, tamarillo, black Sapote, Macadamia, plus a ‘Tahitian’ and ‘Rang Pur’ lime orchard.
There are Olive trees and areas with apple, plum, pear, peach, persimmon and walnut. There are also stonepines, Tasmanian Black Oak, deodars and windbreak Acacia dealbata, a 25 acre thinned & pruned 1993 Radiata pine block, and nine species of Eucalyptus.
With this many plant options we will have no problems finding interesting material for learning the art of root propagation.