Lemon Tree in Japan Bears Eleven Kinds of Fruit!

Posted on January 5, 2008  Comments (0)

Lemon Tree in Japan Bears Eleven Kinds of Fruit!

A 71-year-old farmer has found a unique solution to Japan’s chronic shortage of space: grow 11 different kinds of fruit on a single tree! Manabu Fukushima of Onga, Fukuoka prefecture, combines natural horticultural skill, a lot of time and the kindness of neighbors to create one of the oddest trees you’ll ever see: a very confused Lemon tree that bears ten other citrus fruits – and Fukushima isn’t done yet!

“Next year I want to increase the varieties,” according to the smiling farmer, and he’ll likely be true to his words based on previous success. In fact, the only thing stopping him may be a lack of suitable citrus fruit “scions” for him to graft.

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