Melbourne: Hassam Saraf, an Australian of Iraqi descent, has set a new world record by growing five different varieties of fruit on the same plant in his personal garden, which was recently recognized by Guinness World Records.
According to the Guardian Australia, Hussam Saraf came to Australia with his parents at a very young age and has lived in Shepperton, Victoria for the past several years.
He said that he had inherited the hobby of gardening from his elders and as a child, he would spend many months in his grandfather’s garden helping his hands and learning gardening.
He wanted to do something different in gardening so he started trying to grow different fruits on one plant.
After much hard work, Hassam finally succeeded, and on the same plant he planted red and white peaches (nectarines), white and yellow peaches, red and yellow plums, cut peaches (cross of peaches and apricots), Succeeded in growing apricots, almonds and cherries.
By the way, there are ten types of fruits, but of these, peaches and plums belong to the same species of fruit, while the peach cut is in itself a cross of only two species, which is not a separate species in itself. ۔
After reviewing all aspects, Hussam sent an e-mail to Guinness World Records for the world record for growing five varieties of fruit (ie, plums, apricots, almonds, peaches and cherries) on a single plant.
In response, the agency rejected his claim that such a record was already in the name of Louis Carrasco of Chile, who had grown five varieties of fruit on a tree. Hussam has only equaled that record, no new record.
After looking at this answer, Hassan examined Carasco’s record and found that peaches and peaches were counted in two different varieties of fruit, although they were two different varieties of the same species.
With the same argument, Hussam once again approached Guinness World Records. After the investigation, the organizers of Guinness World Records accepted Hussam’s argument.
Thus, Carasco’s record was reduced from five to four, and the world record for growing the most five kinds of fruit on a tree was changed to Hussam.
“We must continue the discussion,” Hussam Saraf told the Guardian Australia.
He says that by growing a variety of fruits on a tree, he wants to send a message to the new generation that despite being very different from each other, we can live together.