• Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
permaculture forums growies critters building homesteading energy monies living kitchen purity ungarbage community wilderness fiber arts art permaculture artisans regional education experiences global resources the cider press projects digital market permies.com all forums
this forum made possible by our volunteer staff, including ...
master stewards:
  • Nicole Alderman
  • raven ranson
  • paul wheaton
  • Jocelyn Campbell
  • Julia Winter
stewards:
  • Burra Maluca
  • Devaka Cooray
  • Bill Erickson
garden masters:
  • Joylynn Hardesty
  • Bryant RedHawk
  • Mike Jay
gardeners:
  • Joseph Lofthouse
  • Dan Boone
  • Daron Williams

Orchards?..we don't need no stinking orchards  RSS feed

 
gardener
Posts: 818
Location: western pennsylvania zone 5/a
51
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator


just one tree

http://laughingsquid.com/tree-of-40-fruit-a-hyper-hybrid-tree-that-grows-over-40-varieties-of-heirloom-stone-fruits/

‘Tree of 40 Fruit’, A Hyper Hybrid Tree That Grows Over 40 Varieties of Heirloom Stone Fruits

"Artist Sam Van Aken has created the amazing “Tree of 40 Fruit“, a hybrid tree that can grow over 40 varieties of stone fruits in various shades of pinks, purples and oranges. Using the process of chip grafting, Van Aken propagated the tree in order to preserve a number of heirloom varieties that have been marketed out of existence.

The Tree of 40 Fruit is an ongoing series of hybridized fruit trees by contemporary artist Sam Van Aken. Each unique Tree of 40 Fruit grows over forty different types of stone fruit including peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, cherries, and almonds. Sculpted through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit blossom in variegated tones of pink, crimson and white in spring, and in summer bear a multitude of fruit. Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conversation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available."
 
Posts: 669
Location: Porter, Indiana
25
trees
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
While I appreciate what he is trying to do, and publicizing growing your own fruit is great, I can't help but think that keeping a tree like that in balance must be a nightmare. 40 different varieties, with 40 different vigors, trying to make sure each variety gets enough sunlight **shudder**
 
gardener
Posts: 7336
Location: Victoria British Columbia-Canada
400
  • Mark post as helpful
  • send pies
  • Quote
  • Report post to moderator
It gives quite a floral display. I don't imagine that the practice will become common. It's a great way to start a food conversation. Many people are unaware that grafting exists at all. Through this, they may learn something.
 
The moustache of a titan! The ad of a flea:
Free Tool Giveaway---hori hori knife, pruning shears & more!
https://permies.com/t/90826/Free-Tool-Giveaway
  • Post Reply Bookmark Topic Watch Topic
  • New Topic
Boost this thread!