Japan’s Space Cherry popped early at the age of 5!

space-cherry

white space is good for the soul Precocious
      and
   popped!

not saying aliens
A Japanese mutant from outer space reaches sexual maturity at only the age of five and has grown to four meters (13ft) tall—Talk about an early bloomer!

 

Botanists baffled by rapid growth of ‘space cherry’
The Asahi Shimbun | 2014apr06
A tree grown from a cherry pit that traveled in space five years ago with astronaut Koichi Wakata, now commander of the International Space Station, has bloomed far ahead of what is normal–to the astonishment of botanists.
Cherry trees typically take about a decade from the time they sprout from seeds to bloom
In four years, the young plant has grown to a height of about 4 meters
it takes 10 years or more for cherry trees to grow flowers, but the young trees produced from cherry pits taken into space have flowered unusually early…more…

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3 thoughts on “Japan’s Space Cherry popped early at the age of 5!”

  1. “Cherry trees typically take about a decade from the time they sprout from seeds to bloom.”

    That’s BS.

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