There is a misconception that a Bonsai tree produces dwarf fruits. The fact is that it is not possible to reduce the size of the fruit on a bonsai tree. The fruits that grows on a bonsai tree will taste the same as the fruits of a normal tree. These fruits are edible and will taste similar to that of a normal tree.
Simply so, are bonsai fruits good for health?
If you take care of the the tree properly, the fruit is very much edible and can be eaten, provided it is not sprayed too much with chemicals for fast growing or to deter pests. Even fruits found in the market are sprayed with chemicals. But one has to wash it properly before eating it.
Similarly, what happens if you eat a bonsai tree? Like any plant, they can get fungus, insects and other diseases. Depending on how these maladies are are treated will determine if the fruit produced is safe to eat. Some treatments are systemic. These would not be safe.
Also, are bonsai fruit edible?
A bonsai tree can grow small or full-sized citrus fruit. Its fruit, which takes nearly one year to ripen, is edible, but not often eaten.
How do you make a bonsai fruit tree?
Growing Bonsai from seed, step by step
- First apply a layer of a coarse, water draining substrate, like lava rock or grit.
- Next, add a layer of standard Bonsai soil.
- Purchase or collect tree seeds and check if they need scarification or stratification.
- Place the seeds on the soil, leave some room between the seeds.