Scion: A detached living portion of a plant—such as a bud or shoot—that can be grafted onto rootstock to create a new plant that joins the strength of the rootstock to the desired characteristics of the scion. Gardeners interested in having heirloom varieties of fruit growing in their yard do this sort of grafting. 

At California Rare Fruit Growers, Golden Gate Chapter, Annual Scion Exchange, gardeners bring scions from many heirloom varieties of fruit grown in Northern California to trade. Rootstocks may be available to purchase (subject to weather). Introductory lessons in grafting are included with admission, and custom grafting services may be offered as well. The event includes a silent auction, a drawing for free plants (every ticket wins), parafilm sales, bulk citrus sales, and more. Admission: $5. Info: golden_gate@crfg.org

Saturday January 16, noon–3pm
California Rare Fruit Growers, Golden Gate Chapter, Annual Scion Exchange
Ed Roberts Campus
3075 Adeline St, Berkeley