This is amazing. An artist developed a tree that grows 40 different fruits.
The article talks about how he manages to do all this with a technique called chip grafting. And that’s not all. He plans to do it to many trees. He’s using resources that farmers think people don’t want to build something beautiful that provides food as well. I don’t know about you, but I’d love to try a yellow plum.
Here’s one of the many trees he’s planted:
And this is what he hopes they will look like when they’re all done growing:
I hope Van Aken succeeds. We need new ways of thinking about nature, food and resources and this is a very clever way to address some very serious issues, using art.
Bravo, Van Aken! Bravo!