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Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Postby oneh2obabe » Jul 23rd, 2015, 4:44 pm

Sam Van Aken is a Syracuse University-based artist and professor who has created art with a variety of media over the years. But the tastiest has got to be this Trees of 40 Fruit.

Sam uses a process called chip grafting to combine branches from 40 different fruit-bearing trees onto one “working tree,” or base tree.



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Re: Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Postby Queen K » Apr 4th, 2017, 5:55 am

I can't believe I missed this article.

If we had trees even with 10 different fruits here in the Okanagan, a real problem would be solved. Yesterday I had yet another person looking at my Apricot tree, talking about what to do with all the fruit that comes all at once. I agreed it's a real problem, too much of the same, all at once.

Not that we don't give away, freeze, eat fresh or can. We do.

But a tree with 10 different fruits would provide a different flavours and textures from start of the season to the finish.

Hmmmmm
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Re: Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Postby Lady tehMa » Apr 4th, 2017, 8:24 am

Queen K wrote:I can't believe I missed this article.

If we had trees even with 10 different fruits here in the Okanagan, a real problem would be solved. Yesterday I had yet another person looking at my Apricot tree, talking about what to do with all the fruit that comes all at once. I agreed it's a real problem, too much of the same, all at once.

Not that we don't give away, freeze, eat fresh or can. We do.

But a tree with 10 different fruits would provide a different flavours and textures from start of the season to the finish.

Hmmmmm


You should talk to treeguy! I have that Italian prune plum you could have a graft off of :)
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Re: Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Postby Queen K » Apr 4th, 2017, 8:28 am

I don't believe I could put another tree on this property in a correct spot.

I am serious about getting rid of the two Smoke Trees. They give nothing, no shade, no berries or nuts and birds won't even perch in them.

What I'd put in there instead is another raised bed for greens which need more shade.
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Postby Lady tehMa » Apr 4th, 2017, 8:32 am

Queen K wrote:I don't believe I could put another tree on this property in a correct spot.

I am serious about getting rid of the two Smoke Trees. They give nothing, no shade, no berries or nuts and birds won't even perch in them.

What I'd put in there instead is another raised bed for greens which need more shade.


I'm talking about grafting on to your apricot :biggrin: You already HAVE a tree, one apricot branch off, one prune plum on; then collect others.
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Re: Tree Grows 40 Kinds of Fruit

Postby Queen K » Apr 4th, 2017, 8:34 am

Oh that tree. I don't know, it's so old, probably back to the 1940s.

Would a graft take on such an old tree? I have no idea if age is a factor.
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Postby Lady tehMa » Apr 4th, 2017, 8:36 am

Queen K wrote:Oh that tree. I don't know, it's so old, probably back to the 1940s.

Would a graft take on such an old tree? I have no idea if age is a factor.


I don't know, but talk to treeguy?
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