Marco Banks wrote:My dear wife will stand at the kitchen window, and when a tree starts to lean, I can just see it in her body language: she'll tilt her head a couple of degrees, cross her arms, tilt her head back again, and then say, "Someone needs to put a rope on that tree and yank it back to vertical." It just sets her on edge when a tree isn't growing straight, so I dutifully go out there an pull the tree back to upright and straight status.
Marco Banks wrote:Following from that: how many pomegranates can you really use? We give away so many of them, juice so many of them, and eat a bunch, but even after aggressively thinning the fruit, we always have way more than we need. These things are bigger than a softball—volume wise, it's a tremendously productive tree. Every year I make it a goal to thin it so that we only keep 50 or so fruit, but inevitably, there are upwards of 100, and they are still huge.