We have become so accustomed to shopping for fruits and vegetables at the local supermarket that few of us take the time to plant anything in our garden. It remains a large expanse of grass where our pets can wreak havoc. If you would like to spruce up your yard while at the same time cultivating a very healthy fruit, dwarf pomegranates are for you.
These are a miniature variation of pomegranate fruit trees that grow to be about 2 feet tall with minimal maintenance. They produce beautiful colored leaves that can decorate your backyard. Those of you that live in colder areas should be comfortable leaving these plants outside as they can withstand near freezing temperatures. They will require adequate amounts of sunlight however to sprout fruits. If you live in an apartment and don’t have an outdoor area with access to sunlight, the plant should be able to thrive indoors. It can be placed near a window that gets ample amounts of light.
The dwarf pomegranate plant should not need to be transferred to another pot for at least a year or two, depending on the rate of growth. It will only produce blossoms during the first few years in the spring. Since this tree produces smaller fruits, they tend to be less tasteful. Even after having a chance to ripen, some plant owners have described the dwarf fruit as being sour. If you want a sweet a pomegranate, you are better off purchasing one at the store.
You can buy a dwarf pomegranate tree at your local nursery or even online. Buying it at a physical establishment is actually preferred so you can get some guidance on proper maintenance. For instance, you will need to know how to prune the tree come fall. A specialist from your local nursery will be able to provide far better instructions than an online guide for your particular plant