This Tree Can Grow Over 40 Different Kinds Of Fruit

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Photo credit: Artist's impression of The Tree of 40 Fruit. Sam Van Aken/Ronald Feldman Fine Art

The enchanted-looking tree above harbors a wondrous secret.

Using an ancient technique called “chip grafting,” artist and Syracuse University professor Sam Van Aken has carefully nurtured trees that can bear over 40 different types of stone fruits, including peaches, nectarines, apricots and almonds.

The process is one of patience: Over several years,...

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