April 17, 2012

FRUIT SALAD TREE



A fruit salad tree, developed by the West Family in New England, New South Wales, Australia, bears up to eight different fruits of the same family on the one plant. All fruits retain their own individuality, with staggered ripening times.


There are 4 Tree Types


Stone fruits which grows peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots and peachcots


Citrus which grows a winter and summer orange, mandarins, lemons, limes, grapefruits, tangelos and pomelos


Multi-apples only


Multi-nashi fruit only




The Fruit Salad Tree can be grown in the ground as for normal fruit trees, or in pots for those people with very limited space. Instead of having numerous different trees with more fruit than your household can consume there is only one tree with all of the fruits ripening naturally over a period of months. There can be more than one variety of an individual fruit on a tree, thus extending the picking time.


There are trees available to suit different climatic conditions, whether cool, warm, tropical or subtropical.


Grafting can involve a number of different styles, but the basic idea is to cut a shallow layer of bark on a base tree, peel it back and insert a small twig or single bud from another tree. The grafted section is then sealed with tape.


"Grafting is not just a science, it's an art.


Sources: 


http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fruit_Salad_Tree
http://www.fruitsaladtrees.com/newsadmin/announcements.asp
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/story?id=98014&page=1

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