Tree of 40 fruits

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Tree of 40 fruitsI’m just slightly skeptical about this, given that the picture here is quite obviously photoshopped… but if true, this is a fascinating application of horticulture. Artist Sam Van Aken worked out a way to graft the branches of 40 different stone fruit trees onto one tree, creating a tree that not only blooms in a rainbow of colors, but produces varieties of plums, peaches, apricots, nectarines, cherries and almonds during the summer months!

He has so far produced sixteen of these trees, which adorn museums, community centers and private art collections around the US. Read more about it (and how it’s done) in Science News.

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