Have you ever wondered about fruits on bonsai trees?. can we eat bonsai fruits? I heard many questions from gardeners and did research with my bonsai trees. here is what I found.
Can we eat bonsai fruits? Yes of course bonsai fruits are edible. We can consume bonsai fruits without any problem if the bonsai tree is not a poisonous one. Some trees like Apple, Mango, Pomegranate & berry are famous as fruit-bearing bonsai trees, we can eat. But every bonsai fruit is not edible.
But what are the most suitable and tasty fruits to consume while some fruits are poisonous to use? let’s discuss edible and non-edible fruits further.
Do bonsai fruits are edible?
As we discussed earlier bonsai fruits can be eaten without any problem if the tree is not poisonous. So if you are up to eat some fruits from a bonsai tree, first of all, check out if the bonsai tree is poisonous or not. Then you can eat if it is not poisonous.
First of all, get some knowledge about fruit-bearing bonsai trees. What is a fruit-bearing bonsai tree? A fruit-bearing bonsai tree is also a miniature structure of a fruit-bearing tree.
So as you think now, yes any fruit-bearing tree can be grown as a bonsai tree, and also bonsai fruits can be eaten.
Here is special thing to know.
Do bonsai fruits also miniature?
Many people have this problem and no one knows about it until the tree bears fruit.
When we made bonsai trees, we did not change the genetic regulation of the plant at any time. Therefore, the fruits of bonsai never change their size. The fruits will remain as their mother trees.
Bonsai trees that produce edible fruits.
As we get known earlier, any tree that produces fruits can be grown as a bonsai tree with good attention and care.
As an example, such trees like mango is also can be grown as a bonsai tree without a problem. Let us discuss further. Here are some types of bonsai fruits we can eat.
|Mano Bonsai||Nearly 5 years to bear fruits|
|Orange Bonsai||3 to 4 years|
|pomegranate Bonsai||Up to 3 years|
|Apple Bonsai||At least 6 years|
|Lemon Bonsai||3 to 5 years|
|Pear Bonsai||3 to 10 years ( After 3 years any time it will happen)|
Are bonsai fruits healthy to eat?
When you ask me this question, you have a question to ask yourself. Is it healthy to eat fruit that you buy in the market?
We will spend some time discussing everything you need to know about eating bonsai fruit. Things you need to know before and after.
First of all, I would like to tell you, we can eat bonsai fruit without any problems. Bonsai fruits are healthy as well. Why do I say that?
There are many reasons, they are
- No pesticides
- No Chemicals to ripe the fruit
- No preservatives
- Absolutely no cost
No pesticides, Preservatives, and Chemicals.
On these days most of the foods we use to consume are rich with chemicals and not with nutrients. Especially fruits and vegetables are a collection of pesticides and preservatives. Here we go with fruit.
When you grow a fruit-bearing bonsai tree at home, you can eat the fruit from your tree. We did not use pesticides on the fruit when we were growing a tree at home.
But when you buy fruit from the market you will not find any fruit without pesticides on it. So bonsai fruits are more healthy.
Absolutely no cost
When we want some fruit, we have to spend a lot of money buying them. But as you know they are not healthy for consumption as well. But there is no choice if you haven’t a fruit tree in your garden.
But think about a bonsai tree in your garden that bears a lot of fruits, without any chemicals. you can have fresh fruit in any instance you want without spending money.
So at the end, bonsai tree fruits are healthy to eat without any problem.
Side effects of bonsai fruits
When we eat something the main thing we consider about is side effects, it is also common when we eat bonsai fruits. Really are there any effects from bonsai fruits?
Here we can solve this problem easily. As the above details you know, bonsai fruits are also fruits on small structures of parent trees. As well as you know there is no difference between mature tree fruit and bonsai tree fruit. So we can eat both bonsai and normal fruits.
But there is some special thing to consider. if you have allergies with any fruit ! you are not allowed to eat bonsai fruits also. Because there is no difference between fruits.
Some bonsai fruits that are not suitable to consume.
All fruit-bearing trees can be grown as bonsai trees, But there is a special thing to be considered! it is, all bonsai fruits are not edible.
Why? What is the reason? There are several bonsai trees that produce pleasant looking bonsai. But the truth under the fruit peels is terrible. Some fruits are able to end the life of your relatives in seconds.
So keep in mind what are them
- Apricot Bonsai
- Consuming large quantities of apricot seeds is dangerous.
- Ackee Bonsai
- Elderberries bonsai
- Manchineel bonsai
- Jatropha bonsai
- Yew Berry bonsai
- Strychnine bonsai
- European Spindle Fruits
- Pangium Edule bonsai
Above trees can be grown as bonsai and all of them bear poisonous fruits. So when you eat bonsai fruits check whether what is the bonsai tree and consume it. Always get a guide from the nursery where you buy your bonsai tree.
How can we consume bonsai fruits?
Bonsai fruits can be eaten in the same way as normal fruits. Because as we know there no difference between normal fruits and bonsai fruits. But there are some special things to consider when you eating bonsai fruits.
When we growing miniature trees at the house, we don’t use pesticides or Fungicides on it. So fruits on bonsai trees are more suitable to consumption but there are some things you have to Focus on.
A fruit without pesticides is a good Accommodation for pests. Pests lay their eggs in fruits and you can’t find it from outside. So you have to be very careful.
We can discus some special considerable things
Things we have to consider when eating bonsai fruits
- See if there are any small holes in the fruit
- Check whether are their black spots on it.
- Look carefully upper side and lower side are there something like white eggs?
When you eat bonsai fruits, first of all, wash the fruits and observe it carefully,.IF you are not, sometimes pests or pest eggs can be part of your meal.
As well as you can cut the fruit into pieces and consume. When you slide your fruit you can see the interior of it, if it is infected by pests there must be wormholes. Always cut the fruit before consuming it.
bonsai fruits can be infected by insects also. Because they are in your garden and you don’t use any insect protection methods.
observe your fruit carefully and check for black spots on it. If you are able to find, your fruit has infected and you cant consume it.
Bonsai fruits as medicines.
You can have bonsai trees in your home and medicinal bonsai trees in your home. It’s like having a doctor in your home. Bonsai trees have many medicinal bonsai fruits.
- Phyllanthus emblic
- Starr fruit
Those are some common bonsai trees bearing medicinal fruits. As well as there are a=many bonsai trees with medicinal value and most of them don’t produce edible fruits.
Can we make foods with bonsai fruits?
Yes of course you can make any food with bonsai fruits. Here you have to remember one thing we discussed earlier. bonsai fruits are the same as normal fruits.
You can do anything with bonsai fruits if they are suitable for consumption. You can make jams, drinks, and anything else you want.
As well as you can cook bonsai fruits, Mango bonsai fruit is very tasty after cooking. Find how to do so and taste it.
If you want healthy fruits grow a fruit bearing bonsai tree at your home and, they are suitable to consume.