Imagine six different types of fruits all on one tree! Yes, it is possible and existing. These trees are multi grafted trees of different fruit types from the same botanical family on one tree.
All the fruits retain their own characters like flavor, taste, appearance and ripening time. These trees can be grown in pot or in the ground.
They can be grown in balcony or backyard too and suited for all climates.
James and Kerry West grow in Australia, sell three different types of fruit salad trees. Each of these trees bears several different types of fruits.
- Fruits in Stone fruit: Peaches, Plums Apricots, Nectarines and Peachcots. These trees are available for all climates.
- Fruits in dwarf Citrus range include: Lemons, Limes, Mandarins, Oranges, Tangelos, Pomelos, Grapefruits, Lemonades.
- Fruits in apple range include: Red, green, yellow apples. These trees are available for both warm and cold climates.
- How these fruit salad trees are made? Grafting is a plant propagation technique that unites the tissues of two or more plants. These tissues grow and act as one single plant. Root stock & scion are these parts. Scion bears fruits, flowers and leaves. In Florida, most oranges trees have lemon root stock and in California lemon trees have orange roots. One citrus salad tree can have lemons, limes, grapefruit, tangerines, kumquats and oranges all ripening on its branches at the same time. For more information on our Stone fruit trees, click on the tree below.
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Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: January 4, 2018