This Is One of the Most Beautiful Trees in The World. But Can You Guess What Grows from It?

Ideas don’t grow on trees – until now, that is. A brilliant Syracuse art professor managed to grow no more and no less than 40 different fruits on one tree, and it’s definitely something you need to see to believe.
Sam Van Aken spent over nine years grafting the tree, and the result is something of biblical proportions. The “Tree of 40 Fruits” contains peaches, plums, nectarines and apricots, all of which are readily edible.
Now, most of you reading this probably have no idea what grafting is, and you really shouldn’t feel bad about. The majority of people have never even heard this word before, so it’s probably best to explain it.
Grafting is a process that involves slicing a bit of a branch with a bud from a tree of one of the varieties and slipping it into a cut in a branch on the “working tree.” The next step requires wrapping the wound with tape until it closes and the bud actually starts to grow into a new branch.
Over several years, the professor added slices of branches from other varieties to the working tree. Pretty complicated, I know. But the result is truly mesmerizing!

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