Friday, August 1, 2014

Tree of 40 Fruits

The tree that carries 40 different kinds of fruit and 40 shades of blossoms!

Most of the year, it looks pretty ordinary, but in the spring it becomes quite a sight - the tree blossoms display various tones of pink, crimson, and white. 
Then, from July through October, it bears 40 different types of stone fruit, including almonds, apricots, cherries, nectarines, peaches, and plums.
 So far, 16 of these trees have been grown, each taking about five years. 
Primarily composed of native and antique varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit are a form of conservation, preserving heirloom stone fruit varieties that are not commercially produced or available.

Project by  Sam van Aken

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