Can't wait till these trees peak! In roughly 3-4 years. I would definitely be one of the people who would be amazed to stumble upon such a tree, whether it's nature or nature + human creativity. It would just be awesome to stumble upon a tree with different fruit.
There seem to be 2 types of people when it comes to this tree, are you a grower or a dreamer?
- Growers: why would you want to have a tree with that many fruit on it?
- Dreamers: WHY NOT?
Van Aken makes it clear this has always been an art project. He calls it a hoax, but not for the reason you'd think. In his mind a hoax transforms reality and I think it's safe to say that his tree fits the bill.
Talk about patience, it's a 8-9 year process. Check out this article and video from Colossal.
Why did I find this inspring?
"Every year it's something new." -Sam Van Aken
I love that. There are endless combinations and so much to be learned. Wonder if this inspired anyone else or got the wheels turning.