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    Default This tree produces 40 different types of fruit

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    1 JUL 2014

    An art professor from Syracuse University in the US, Van Aken grew up on a family farm before pursuing a career as an artist, and has combined his knowledge of the two to develop his incredible Tree of 40 Fruit.

    In 2008, Van Aken learned that an orchard at the New York State Agricultural Experiment Station was about to be shut down due to a lack of funding. This single orchard grew a great number of heirloom, antique, and native varieties of stone fruit, and some of these were 150 to 200 years old. To lose this orchard would render many of these rare and old varieties of fruit extinct, so to preserve them, Van Aken bought the orchard, and spent the following years figuring out how to graft parts of the trees onto a single fruit tree.

    Read more, see color photo: http://www.sciencealert.com/news/20142107-25892.html
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    Default Re: This tree produces 40 different types of fruit

    I have seen a picture of that tree on social media and didn't know what it was — fascinating story and would love to have one! Thank you Islander

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    Dang, something else to add to my bucket list.
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