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This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once

by Malayna Joy posted Jul 22 2014 12:22PM

This single (and quite colorfully blossoming) tree grows 40 different varieties of peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and even almonds — but just how does it do it?

It does it through the process of chip grafting. After sculptor Sam Van Aken bought a failing orchard in upstate New York full of hundreds of different fruit trees, he began the pain-staking process of grafting several of the different varieties together into one tree. Six years later, the result is this 40-fruit bearing tree, which includes some heirloom varieties that are centuries old.

 

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Location : New York
People : Sam Van Aken
07/22/2014 12:24PM
This Tree Is Growing 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit At Once
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