Years ago my wife planted some cherry pits in hopes of having cherry trees one day. Neither she nor I knew that cherry tree saplings are grafted onto another fruit tree sapling to prevent runners (trees growing up off the root system). When we left our place in the country, the trees were still small and non-producing. That was the fall of 2013.
Yesterday, the new owner of our old place showed me those trees that now stand over 20′ tall and had what appeared to be Granny Smith apples on them. Each one was over laden with fruit so he told me to try one. Holy cow! That fruit tasted like a mixture between an apple and a pear and was extremely juicy and sweet! As I ate one after another I thought about how good it would be to have a couple of these at our new place. That’s when I noticed not a single one of them had seeds!
My wife said for me not to worry, she’d plant some more pits. Here in lies the problem, there is no guarantee that the fruit she gets came off a tree that was grafted the same as the ones that already exist. I wonder if I took a limb off of one of the existing trees and grafted it to a pear sapling or an apple sapling if I’d get the same thing……
Which leads me to my thought for today:
No matter how well planned out, the results we get from our endeavors does not always turn out as planned. But don’t be dismayed, the results we get may end up being better than what we originally wanted. ~ ME