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    40 Fruits on one tree

    This is an old project, but I just came across it:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tree_of_40_Fruit

    Interesting project.

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    I have wanted to do one of those, even bought the book that all the orchards use, but just have not had the time. Very cool

    I would be limited to what I could use as I am in a colder zone. No peaches, cherries, some apples. Thirty miles to the west yes, but not here. I was just going to do three kinds of apples for starters.

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    One of those, if I had another lifetime things. Plants in general are very cool. In my next life, I'm going to be a landscaper.

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    I remember seeing that or something similar awhile back. It's truly interesting how nature allows multiple fruit tree types to be grafted successfully like that, whether just a few or a whole bunch on one tree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by andrew whicker View Post
    One of those, if I had another lifetime things. Plants in general are very cool. In my next life, I'm going to be a landscaper.
    Exactly. I am 61, so it changes the way you look at things, plus less energy.......

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    My friend wants to help me graft, so we're going to give it a shot!

    I used to date a landscape architect, so I have my pick of apple trees to graft to my crab apple tree. She said there's a pink blooming crab apple (mine is white). Also would like to try an actual edible apple tree graft

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    When I was growing up the neighbor behind us had an apple tree with three different varieties of apples. It was cool to see it full of fruit with the different colors of apples.

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    when I was just a tyke, mt grandmother had a collection of post cards from her travels around the country. In the main center of town of some burg in Florida, there was a multi fruit citrus tree, which according to the post card was the "amn if I know" tree.

    Of course even annual vegetable plants can be grafted. There is a potato on the bottom, tomato on top plant available from some mail order houses. Nearly all fruit trees are sturdy root stock with the desired fruit trunk grafted to the stump and roots.

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