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Dwarf Pomegranate

Post  John Lee on Sat Jan 19, 2013 5:58 am

Was taking a few pictures today and photographed my pomegranate. It is just in training, but it managed to make one tiny pomegranate, so I thought I'd share its effort.





Anyway, thanks for looking.

John

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Post  Todd Ellis on Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:02 pm

Have fun growing it. I loved it when mine set fruit for the first time; I felt like a daddy! Very Happy

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Post  abcd on Sat Jan 19, 2013 2:16 pm

An advice to have a big trunk quickly : braid together 8 or 10 young trees , pomegranate is naturally with a trunk braided.
taking off one off the young tree out of the braid , you are creating a branche where you want, from the nebari to the head , .
So, you create conicity .

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Jan 19, 2013 3:36 pm

I would suggest removing some of the superfluous trunks (leave 1 to 3) & shaping it a little. Pomegranate should be hardy where you are. Put it in the ground for a couple of years to thicken the trunk(s) & put some meat on its bones.
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Post  Velodog2 on Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:55 pm

abcd wrote:An advice to have a big trunk quickly : braid together 8 or 10 young trees , pomegranate is naturally with a trunk braided.
taking off one off the young tree out of the braid , you are creating a branche where you want, from the nebari to the head , .
So, you create conicity .

It never occurred to me that some of the twisted trunk pomegranate could have been created like this. It was always promoted as a natural phenomenon with these trees. Now I have to wonder.

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Post  bonsaisr on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:08 pm

Look at some of the novelty braided ficus that are sold in the garden centers. Entirely different from Punica granatum 'Nejikan,' which is a natural variety. There are other tree species that do this.
I'm not sure the fused (not braided) trunk approach would work very well with pomegranate. They are very slow growers as far as the trunk is concerned.
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Post  drgonzo on Sat Jan 19, 2013 9:19 pm

Velodog2 wrote:
It never occurred to me that some of the twisted trunk pomegranate could have been created like this. It was always promoted as a natural phenomenon with these trees. Now I have to wonder.

The reason it is promoted as a natural phenomenon is because it is.

The twisting habit of Neji-kan is indeed that, a growth habit, that given time (a long time) expresses itself not only in the base of the trunk but throughout the entire structure of the tree.

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Post  John Lee on Sun Jan 20, 2013 4:11 am

I plan on doing some repotting and triming. Just wanted to show off the fruit, thanks for all of the advice.

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