I have 2 pomegranate bushes, one that was planted 12 months ago is located in the chicken pen with a wire fence around it to keep the scratching at a safe distance and one that was planted 4 months ago out in the main orchard.
|The 12 month old bush, don't mind the weeds|
|The 4 month old bush, must do something |
about that grass
|The petals were soft like crepe paper|
Ohhhhh how I hope it's a fruit.
But I have my doubts about the strength of the branch's to hold a developing fruit, let alone a rosy, fully ripened, bursting with luscious juiciness mature fruit.
The branches are mere twigs, but perhaps since the bush is so small the fruit could sit on the ground while it ripened?
But that would mean bugs and pests and would therefore thwart my plans for homegrown pomegranate in my salads, or in cocktails, or juiced over ice this summer.
Maybe I will have to build a stool for my little fruit to sit on...
Perhaps I am over thinking things at this stage, maybe I should hold off before making any rash decisions about supporting and eating my pomegranate until it grows a little more. At this stage it is probably just as likely to drop off after undesirable weather conditions.
Grow little pomegranate grow, a few more flowers please. I have some many plans for you, and yes my expectations may be high but I am sure you will want to live up to them.