Deborah Hughes
3 years ago
Last Updated
6 months ago
Sweet, sour, bitter, bland, juicy, crisp, soft, mushy.

These are all adjectives that can be used to describe apples! But how did we get so many types of this fruit, and how can we (gasp) make even more?

In the PBL Project "Grafting Apple Trees," students will learn about the value and importance of apple cultivation. Students will learn how to make different grafts and will graft apple trees as a final project. Apples are the easiest of apples to graft, though most fruits can be easily grafted.

Lessons in this agriculture lesson include:

Lesson 1- Sample apple varieties and learn where apple cultivation originated.
Lesson 2- Learn the different types of grafts
Lesson 3- Practice grafting
Lesson 4- Graft apple scions to apple trees

This project is brought to you by Deborah Hughes with support from the CTE Online curriculum leadership team and detailed coordination provided by Team Lead Laura Gallardo.
Industries / Pathways
  • Agriculture & Natural Resources Agriculture & Natural Resources
K-12 Subjects
  • Technology Education
Grade Levels
  • 9
  • 10
  • 11
  • 12

Count the Apples: History of Apple Cultivation

Types of Grafts

Grafting Practice

Practical Application of Grafting