For many, planting a pomegranate tree in their backyard is something on their “to-do” list. Having a wonderful and health beneficial pomegranate tree can be a great thing.
However, if you are planning on planting a pomegranate tree, take notice that the tree is best grown in hot, Mediterranean climates. Fortunately, you don’t need a large amount of space for a pomegranate tree. These usually tend to grow about 4 or 5 meters high and are ideal for a small backyard.
If you have some free time or love gardening and taking care of your plants, then a pomegranate tree might well be for you. While growing this tree may not be difficult compared to other plants, it does require maintenance and care. Keep an eye on your pomegranate tree and take out dead stems… pruning around the end of the cold season.
The branches of the pomegranate tree are not short. They should grow in an downward arch. Keeping the pomegranate tree free of fruit flies and pests is a bit of work as well, but its worth all the care in the end.
Two great reasons to consider planting a tree: For the health benefits of the pomegranate fruit or because the tree looks wonderful and is a great natural decor to your backyard.
Plant trees 6 to 8 feet apart. Dig a hole larger than the planting container. Break up the soil around the planter. Place the container in the hole so that the top of it is sitting roughly at ground level. Fill in the space around the planting container…then pile it up higher and pack it down to get rid of gaps and air holes. Hopefully, the tree will produce fruit in the second year. Pick the fruit off immediately and let the tree put all its energy into growth rather than production.
You’ll know when the tree has not yet reached fruit-bearing maturity because, until then, it will flower and then drop the flowers instead. Pomegranates ripen in the fall (between early August and late September). When the fruit has reached full color, pick one off and open it up. If there are fully-colored seeds and juice inside…then it’s reached ripeness.
common misspellings: pomagranate, pomegranat, pomegranite, pomegrante, pomegrenate, pomengranate, pomerantz, pommegranite, pomogranate