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The Great Wall of China Hoax, 1899
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Mule elected G.O.P. committeeman, 1938
Cat that walked 3000 miles to find its owners, 1951
Adolf Hitler Baby Photo Hoax, 1933
The boy with the golden tooth, 1593
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Fruit Salad Trees
image Why bother with having a tree in your backyard that grows just oranges, or just lemons, when you can have one tree that simultaneously grows peaches, apricots, plums, and nectarines or oranges, mandarins, lemons, limes, tangellos, grapefruit, and pomellos? What you need is a Fruit Salad Tree from the Fruit Salad Tree Company. My wife insists these have to be a joke, arguing that everyone would already have a fruit salad tree if they were really possible to buy. I, on the other hand, think they're real... maybe because I don't know much about botany. But I figure they're just grafting different types of trees together. (via About.com's urban legends forum)
Categories: Food
Posted by The Curator on Fri Jul 23, 2004
Comments (34)
I am very surprised to know that such a tree exists. I a interested in starting a plant nursery and stumbled upon this tree. It blew my mind how could such a thing be. I am looking forward to buy a few trees but Im having a hard time finding them in the southern part of the United States of America. How could I be the first Plant nursery to sell in the southern part of the United States Help with some hints
Posted by Barbara Smith  in  Adel Georgia  on  Sun Feb 28, 2010  at  07:18 PM
Re Barbara Smith
We have a small op of multi graft citrus in QLD, Aus.Due 2 disease outbreaks we can only send our trees within our own state,without $$ quarantine measures.Check where U can send plants,B4 outlaying resources.Grow UR own rootstock,cheap+easy,research varieties 4 attributes.Graft varieties with similar growth rates(eg we find that Lisbon lemon is 2 vigourous for many other varieties and quickly "takes over".Prune back varieties which have shot until all your buds have taken.Continue to monitor balance,prune where necessary.Remove all rootstock growth from below + in between grafts.The 2 important things are prune to balance, + removal of rootstock growth.The internet is an invaluable source of info,use it 4 grafting techniques,rootstock+budwood variety info.Good luck,HELP DISPELL THIS MYTH that fruit salad trees do not work smile
Posted by Noosa Jem  in  QLD Australia  on  Mon Mar 01, 2010  at  03:34 AM
I purchased afruitsaladtree from Carol Wright's in April.Wish me good fortune.
Posted by Inez Edmundson  in  1114 Windsor street Indianapolis,Indiana 46201  on  Fri Apr 30, 2010  at  03:21 PM
They do exist, Home depot, sells them, Orange, lime lemon and tangerine all on one tree
Posted by Don  in  florida  on  Sun Apr 29, 2012  at  07:56 AM
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