Do you know a single tree can bear 40 different fruits?

Do you know a single tree can bear 40 different fruits?

Yes you are reading it right, by the method grafting a single tree can bear 40 or more different fruits. This unimaginable experiment has been successfully performed by Professor San Van Aken from Syracuse university.


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He was able to successfully grow more than 40 types of fruits in one tree. He managed to get his hands on seeds from ancient varieties of stone fruits and grow them on one tree.


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This extraordinary tree is in fact, a product from an ancient grafting technique. You may already know that grafting, as an agricultural technique, is used all around the world in order to create new plants, save old ones, create exact replicas of your favourite ones and so on. But the grafting technique that this professor so skill fully applies is unique.

The key is in tricking the tree into growing branches from other trees. As you can see in the video below, you simply place various branches from other fruit trees, tie them together with the branches of the chosen tree and wait for the extraordinary results.


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What is most amazing about this tree is not its extraordinary look and its resemblance to the tree of life, but the fact that it can truly help in reducing world famine, as it can be planted anywhere and with just a little bit of creativity, the options regarding the varieties of fruits growing on the tree are limitless.


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Source:
http://video.nationalgeographic.com/