TREE of 40 FRUIT Dedication
Free and Open to the Public
12 Gates St., Utica, New York
Artist Talk and Demonstration with Artist Sam Van Aken
The Tree of 40 Fruit by Sam Van Aken is a single grafted tree with the capacity to grow over 40 different varieties of stone fruit including peach, plum, apricot, nectarine, cherry, and almond.
Created through the process of grafting, the Tree of 40 Fruit appears as a normal fruit tree throughout the majority of the year until spring when it blossoms in variegated tones of pink, white, and crimson, and summer when it becomes laden with a multitude of fruit.
Primarily composed of antique and native stone fruit varieties the Tree of 40 Fruit is a form of conservation, preserving rare, unknown, or now forgotten cultivars that are not commercially available.