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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32480

Well, I am growing a pomegranate pre-bonsai, and now the fruits are coming.
Some sites advise to cut them off, to gain strenghth focusing on the trunk and branches.
So, what do you experts think, should I prune the fruits?

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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32481

Depends on your goals
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32482

Madartej21 wrote: Depends on your goals

Thanks for your answer.
My goals are growing a healthy tree for the moment; later, thickening the trunk by pruning.
Of course if I chose to grow a fruit tree, I want it to have them in the future.
The real question is, does it matter if I leave the fruits now, or pruning them is better for the tree?
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32486

Clicio wrote:

Madartej21 wrote: Depends on your goals

later, thickening the trunk by pruning


How do you do that?
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32487

Let it grow (and the branches also); cut it. Let a new leader grow; cut it, and so on.
But first I let it grow freely in a big pot for a long time.
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32491

I would remove the fruit.
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32507

I would eat it ;)
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32509

Enaisio wrote: I would eat it ;)


hahaha, it's not ripe enough!
But... as Auk said I should cut if off, I will follow both advises: will wait a little longer, cut it and eat it!
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32514

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Enaisio wrote: I would eat it ;)


hahaha, it's not ripe enough!
But... as Auk said I should cut if off, I will follow both advises: will wait a little longer, cut it and eat it!


You might as well do that. You should have removed the flowers. If the fruit is this size already, I guess there's no point removing them anymore.
You could have removed the flowers once they started wilting, before the fruit developed so the tree could have put the energy into better growth. I have de-flowered (wait... that sounds very wrong. But I like it. So I will leave it :D ) my crab-apple every year after flowering. This year I want to see the apples and take the reduced growth for granted.
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Pomegranate pre-bonsai fruit; should I cut it off? 1 year 6 months ago #32519

Auk wrote: You could have removed the flowers once they started wilting,..

Yes, I know, but... I like flowers, it is sort of difficult killing them. I will get over it, I hope.

Auk wrote: I have de-flowered (wait... that sounds very wrong. But I like it. So I will leave it :D )

Hummm... weird. :-)
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