First year Pomegranate - 5 Gal
Hi everyone - had a couple of quick questions for those who grow poms. I planted a 5 gal Pom (Wonderful) in late March. It has survived so far - it had about 40 flowers in June but so far only formed 5 fruit. Actually it seems like more were on their way to becoming fruit but then droppped off. I'm guess the plant is still to small to hold on to the fruit on the thinner branches.
1. Even though it is now Nov none of the fruit has become red all the way around. Is there still time for it to become ripe. Does it continue to ripen even after the leaves fall off. I have no idea when that will happen.
2. The plant was about 2 - 3 feet tall when I got it. It has been growing but not in a uniform fashon. Most of the banches are still the same length. A couple of the horizontal branches grew about 2 feet sideways. That seems to have now stopped. One of the main shoots going upwards has grown almost 3 feet since I planted so the plant at the highest tip is now over 5 feet.
Is this asymetric growth pattern normal or indicates some problem.
Any insight would be helpful. Pic below