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Pomegranate Tree

These easy tips will keep your garden full of pomegranates!

Ah, the rich and marvelous taste on Pomegranate. So juicy and sweet. Growing this tree take lots of hard work, (especially how messy it's leaves pile up on the ground.) Pomegranates are native to Southeast Asia, (such as Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Syria, India and Turkey.) It was introduced to the colonies in 1769 and is most popular in California and Arizona today for juice production. On the northern hemisphere, (where it is warmer, you see the tree blooming September through February. In the southern hemisphere, you see it bloom March through May. About most importation is shipped from Iran were about 60% of most varieties are found, (such as the Soveh, Sioh, Rabob, Aghaei, Ardestony, Shisheh cap, Shirin and the Shavor.) These tips are sure to help you grow a pomegranate tree.

a home-grown pomegranate a pomegranate tree

To grow these trees, we would advise you getting one from a nursery with the age of about 2-3 years. Keep it in a warm place, planting it in a too cold environment will not produce the fruit, just the flower. Having the weather too warm will turn the fruit sour and bitter. We suggest planting it around a temperature of about 65-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Try to buy them in the winter. When you bury them in the soil, try putting 2/3 of the plant under the soil, it will grow better. When watering, try watering every 2 days for about 4-5 weeks, so they can adapt water to their roots. Once your pomegranate is established watering your tree every week. Always when your planting trees, the best way to increase fruit production is to ADD COMPOST. To make compost, add food scraps, (such as egg shells, fruit peels, leaves and especially worms, to make the compost rich.) Apply 2 lb. of the compost for young plants. For mature trees, use 4 lb. of compost. At last after all that hard work you can pick the fruit. Try to pick the fruit when it reaches 2 1/2 to 5 inches in diameter. The color in is different in the variates. Colors come from dark purple to maroon red. Ripe pomegranates will make a metallic sound when banged. We hope you enjoy you pomegranate trees.