I've grown some apple tree seedlings from a shop bought apple for the purpose of turning into a bonsai.
A high percentage of them have germinated and I've ended up with more than I bargained for (12 in total).
I've potted on the strongest ones into separate pots, and placed 3 into a single pot grouped together.
My thinking behind this is that as they grow, they may fuse together to form one main trunk and I can train that tips of the plants into separate main branches.
My question is, now that I have done it, is it likely that this will indeed happen, or will they simply fight each other for resources and only the strongest will survive?
The seedlings are all roughly 2 weeks old from sprouting and have two true leaves each.