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Fruit Salad Trees Bear 6 Different Kinds of Fruit on One Plant!

Posted By Lori Zimmer On October 12, 2012 @ 4:52 pm In Botanical,Gardening,Sustainable Food | 8 Comments

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They say money doesn’t grow on trees, but did you know a salad can? Over the past 20 years farmers James and Kerry West have developed what they called Fruit Salad Trees [2] - one potted plant that can grow a variety of fruits all at once! The miracle plants come in varieties like citrus, stone fruits and multi-apples, growing all the ingredients for a delicious fruit salad on one plant!



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The Wests dreamed up the fruit salad tree back in the early 1990s, and slowly began experimenting with saplings. By gradually cutting, taping together and grafting different kinds of trees [4], they finally were able to get the fruit bearers to harmonize, forming one unified tree.

The Fruit Salad Trees can bear up to six different kinds of fruits [5], like peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and peachcots, or even oranges, lemons, limes and grapefruit. Raised in Australia, the plants can be shipped worldwide, with a tree to suit every climate.

Urban farmers can even partake in the magic of the Fruit Salad Tree, as the plants do well in fields, but also in indoor planters. Fruit Salad Trees are a great way to grow a variety of home grown fruits [6] when you have little space. They do say variety is the spice of life!

 + Fruit Salad Tree [2]

Via ABC News [7]


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[2] Fruit Salad Trees: http://www.fruitsaladtrees.com

[3] Image: http://inhabitat.com/fruit-salad-trees-bear-6-different-kinds-of-fruit-on-one-plant/fruit-salad-tree2/

[4] grafting different kinds of trees: http://inhabitat.com/guerrilla-grafters-secretly-graft-fruit-bearing-branches-onto-san-francisco-trees/

[5] six different kinds of fruits: http://inhabitat.com/ad-campaigns-for-fruits-and-veggies-really-work/

[6] variety of home grown fruits: http://inhabitat.com/londons-queen-elizabeth-roof-garden-brings-fresh-veggies-flowers-and-a-place-to-sit-in-the-sun/

[7] ABC News: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/10/the-fruit-salad-tree/

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