Tiny bonsai trees can grow full-sized apples and pomegranates

A bonsai apple tree. (Photo: Image bank by ABHIJEET KHEDGIKAR/Shutterstock)

Did you know that tiny Bonsai fruit trees can bear full-sized fruit just like their naturally growing counterparts? Despite their small size, these mini bonsai trees are powerful fruit bearers because they come from the same seeds as regular trees. Pot bonsai fruit tree is genetically identical to that of an orchard, the fruit produced often reaches the size found in grocery stores. Full-sized apples, lemons and quinces grow on tiny bonsai branches in a beautiful juxtaposition of sizes.

Most types of trees can become bonsai with proper care and skill. Bonsai is actually a Japanese tradition of pruning, growing, and training trees to remain miniature. After several years of pruning, feeding and wiring by a gardener, the trees begin to take the desired shape. Rather than looking like a cutting from a larger plant, the the leaves are shrinking look miniature. However, the fruits often remain large. Apples, lemons, quinces, olives and pomegranates grow to normal size and are edible. Due to the small size of the tree, the amount of fruit harvested from a bonsai tree is inevitably limited, but bonsai trees are intended as an art form rather than a productive plant.

As a process, Bonsai encourages contemplation and discipline. The grower must continually shape the tree with wire supports and pruning. Even the roots must be cut periodically to fit in the classic small pots. It is advisable to learn about bonsai and their intensive cultivation before buying one. There is a lot of types and forms of Bonsai, each requiring care strategies. Bonsai is a commitment of time and energy, but trees can live for hundreds of years. The oldest known bonsai are finished 1000 years.

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Small bonsai can bear full-sized fruit because they are genetically identical to full-sized trees.

pomegranate bonsai

A pomegranate bonsai. (Photo: Image bank by LILLIAN_GZ/Shutterstock)

Most types of fruit trees can become bonsai with proper cultivation, which includes training and pruning the tree.

Chinese quince bonsai

A Chinese quince bonsai. (Photo: Image bank by KHUNTAPOL/Shutterstock)

While the leaves of a bonsai shrink to appear miniature, the fruits (such as apples, lemons or pomegranates) often grow to their normal size.

bonsai olive tree

A bonsai olive tree. (Photo: Image bank by PYTRALONA/Shutterstock)

Bonsai trees are an art form, but not very productive as fruit producers due to their size.

bonsai carambola

A star fruit bonsai. (Photo: Image bank by HUY THOAI/Shutterstock)

Bonsai tree maintenance can be intensive, so be sure to educate yourself about the types of bonsai trees and their proper care before buying any.

Crab Apple Tree Bonsai

A crabapple bonsai. (Photo: Image bank by WALTER PALL/Shutterstock)

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