Tree grows 40 types of fruit


Sam Van Aken created a tree that "grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds."

"Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available."

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  1. Even if it doesn't produce fruit, it sure is purty.

  2. Shuck says:

    It appears to be the Platonic ideal of the tree that has a number of actual examples but none of which have grown that large yet.

  3. My grandpa was a master tree grafter. He would have a half dozen different kinds of pecans growing on one tree.

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