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Saturday, August 06, 2011

Fruit cocktail

We cut down a tree in our backyard a few years ago--a messy tree that didn't provide much of anything other than aggravation --and today was the day to put something in its place.

We went back to Los Altos Nursery and Tyler & Darryl helped us pick out the perfect tree, a Fruit Cocktail tree. No, for real, this tree is a 4-in-1: Gold Dust Peach, Blenheim Apricot, Independence Nectarine, and Santa Rosa Plum. Pretty cool huh?

It was interesting driving home with about 4' of the tree sticking out of the back of the truck, but we got it home safely.


Fruit Cocktail Tree

I hope it likes its new home.


Planted

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5 Comments:

  • What a wonderful tree! Happy growing!

    By Blogger AlleRaa, at 8/07/2011 12:51 AM  

  • Nice! We don't have fruit cocktail trees, but we do have one with 3 kinds of peaches. I'm sure you're going to enjoy it - nice choice, and what a great way to get variety from a small space. :)

    By Blogger (formerly) no-blog-rachel, at 8/07/2011 7:22 AM  

  • Nice! I wonder how they do that? Grafting, I suppose. :)

    By Blogger Abigail, at 8/07/2011 9:11 PM  

  • Yeah, it's done by grafting a branch of each variety on a hardy root stock. The nursery picks each tree out in person based on the quality of the grafts since those are critical to this type of tree. The other tree we were tempted by was a 4 variety cherry tree. Mmmmm cherries.

    By Blogger Bogie, at 8/08/2011 10:26 AM  

  • no way! that's wild. I'll have to get one. Full sun?

    By Blogger Juls, at 9/05/2011 9:20 AM  

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