This stunning ornamental plant originating from the Middle East and Asia and has had a long association with humans. For more than 2000 years. It has been widely recorded throughout history and only the fig is mentioned as much in mythical and biblical writings.
Great in containers or as a specimen in the garden why not be different, try as an espalier.
Reasonable levels of vitamin C, K and B6, good levels of potassium, copper, pantothenic acid, ellagic acid and flavonoids.
How to Eat
Delicious in cool drinks, jellies, sauces, salads and sweet and sour cooking.
Once mature the tree will produce 15-30kgs.
Generic Fruiting Time
Needs hot summers to produce the best fruit.
Provide a warm sheltered site to enhance fruit quality.
The Pomegranate thrives in hot dry summers but requires moisture during fruiting stage from late summer to late autumn. Is frost tolerant as it is deciduous.
Will tolerate most soil conditions providing it is well drained.
Spacing of plants 5-6m apart and cut the stems of young trees back to allow root establishment.
Young trees need regular irrigation and general fertiliser with extra nitrogen. Once established they need little or no extra nutrients but will appreciate, a good mulch around the roots.
Lightly prune after fruiting, to a desired shape this will encourage new growth. Fruits on new season wood.
General pest and disease free but minor problems are leaf and fruit spot.