Thursday, February 9, 2012
Pomegranate (Punica granatum) Seedling Update
My pomegranate seedlings have been growing quickly. Today I noticed they are already starting to branch! You can see clearly that the middle/back seedling is starting to branch from the seed leaves. This is crazy! I've never seen any plant do this so quickly and not even from the adult leaves. I expect these pomegranate seedlings will really take off in the next few weeks. Hopefully at some point I'll actually get them to fruit. The local greenhouses have a dwarf variety which fruits regularly so I'm willing to bet thees will too. Pomegranates are also grown as ornamentals and can even be crafted into bonsai. I hope to try out the bonsai option some time in the future.