Saturday, June 11, 2011

Two in one tree - A mischief of nature


THE HUGE tree in the Kerala Sahitya Academy compound is a peculiar one. Actually, it is not a single tree though it appears to be so. It is a mixture of a jackfruit tree and neem. The tree has one stem but many branches of both trees.

The 'two in one' tree, which is said to be 30 years old, bears jack fruits on all its branches now.

But who cares? Reason: The fruits taste bitter. Thus, the 'biggest fruit on the earth' has no takers here.