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Imagine one fruit tree in your backyard that produces 40 varieties of fruit. The picture above is a representation of what a fully blossomed "Tree of Forty Fruits" will look like. It is being created by Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken...

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Frans Badenhorst (582)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:25 am
....... interfering a bit too much, perhaps........??........

Ana MESNER (201)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:37 am
Thank you for sharing Frans.

Animae C (514)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 4:36 am
Nah... i want one!

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:58 am
This has gotta be one of the most beautiful trees on the planet! The colors are spectacular+it has tons of fruit too! Incredible really

Nancy C (806)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 8:57 am
Beautiful, but what about planting groves of the individual vulnerable trees/fruits??? TY Frans

Emily Majors (2)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 10:09 am

Kay M (347)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 11:11 am
hmm, interesting. is it safe?

Charlene Rush (79)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:21 pm
Is this not one of the most gorgeous and fascinating trees you've ever seen?

It will be interesting to see if others are planted, as well.

Birgit W (160)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:42 pm
Is this photo real or just a photo montage?

Angelika Kempter (96)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 2:44 pm
Thank you for this Info Frans,noted

Bob P (394)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 3:40 pm

Christeen A (371)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 4:30 pm
This has totally amazed me. Beautiful tree. I am so intrigued.

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 6:43 pm
Fascinating and intriguing, just don't make a GMO one.

Patricia E G (54)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 7:08 pm
Sam Van Aken's fourty fruit tree is absolutely fascinating.
If the trees grow as well in reality as it does in theory, it will be an agricultural first.
I wish him a bushel of success.
Thank you Frans for posting this story and the video.
The News ran a minute version of this story.


Dianne D (490)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 10:03 pm
Saw this on TV. Beautiful tree and fruitful.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 10:34 pm

Helen Porter (39)
Wednesday August 13, 2014, 11:58 pm
Fruits are sweets that are good for you!

Julie W (32)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 3:40 am
A number of posters here seem a bit wary of this - Kay M even asked if it was safe! Folks, you eat fruit every day from trees that have been grafted, which is all this is. The only difference is that this has many grafts, instead of just one, that's all.

. It's not unusual to see a fruit tree with two to four grafts to save space in a backyard. 40 is pretty unusual! It's a very old method of propagation that has been pushed to its limits.

Wolfgang W (235)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 4:11 am

Katherine May Williams (0)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 7:54 am
Hmm. Noted.

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 8:46 am

TOM TREE (246)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 9:38 am

Muriel Servaege (53)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 4:40 pm

cynthia l (207)
Thursday August 14, 2014, 11:51 pm
Living art, no doubt. I would like to have one.
Grafting is not new and perfectly safe
An amazing story and accomplishment

Sheila D (194)
Friday August 15, 2014, 4:46 pm
Very interesting, thanks Frans...agree, don't let Monsanto and Friends get their hands on it.

Ben O (154)
Thursday August 21, 2014, 7:40 am
Well, when I had a garden there were apple, cherry, plum, and pear trees. I mean, if it isn't a very, very, very small garden...???
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