If humans weren't around to cut the flowers off the tree, what would have happened normally?
Burra Maluca wrote:
I think normally they would have grown, in situ, from seed. By the time they start flowering, they would already be pretty well perfectly adapted to have the right balance of root to branch to leaf to flower to suit the plant and it's surroundings. But when we come along and dig one up from one place, sell it on the market, and then stick it back in another place, it's going to get itself a bit out of balance. And it tends to be the roots that suffer most when we dig them up and replant them, so when the sapling tries to fruit, the roots can't support it.