Fruit salad tree sprouts as many as seven varieties of fruit in one tree. The combinations aren’t quite as diverse as bountiful fruit bowls — apples and peaches, for example, can’t mix. But the trees combine several members of fruit families into one.
A citrus version grows oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, tangelos, lemonades (a rounded fruit that’s sweet like lemonade) and grapefruit. A stone fruit tree yields peaches, apricots, plums, nectarines, peachcots (a cross between peaches and apricots) and peacherines. The trees can be planted outside in small back yards (depending on their climate requirements), or kept in a pot. Most are self-pollinating so no partner trees or pollinating bees are needed.
How awesome!! Wonder if they’re still around.
“model: Evgeniya Rudaya”
i wouldnt doubt that my tree will end up looking like this one year. …except purple.
^ She knows what’s up.
Cocooned Trees, Pakistan
Photo: Russell Watkins
An unexpected side effect of the 2010 flooding in parts of Sindh, Pakistan, was that millions of spiders climbed up into the trees to escape the rising flood waters; because of the scale of the flooding and the fact that the water took so long to recede, many trees became cocooned in spiderwebs. People in the area had never seen this phenomenon before, but they also reported that there were fewer mosquitoes than they would have expected, given the amount of standing water that was left. Not being bitten by mosquitoes was one small blessing for people that had lost everything in the floods.
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Such a pretty shade of blue!