Whether you train it as a tree or leave it as a shrub, grow these in your home garden to add a stunning splash of color.Pomegranates thrive in areas of warm, arid conditions.
Planting and care
Heat should be second on your pomegranate seed care list. These seeds will germinate at normal room temperature in about 30 to 40 days. Bring the soil temperature up a few degrees and you can cut this time in half. Try surrounding your plant with foil and placing it in direct sun until the seedlings sprout.
Caring for Pomegranate
- Pomegranates need full sun. Keep an eye on the weather report and if temps threaten to drop below 40 degrees F. (4 C.), move the plant indoors to a sunny window.
- Water the tree deeply about once a week, possibly more often during peak summer months.
- Fertilize the tree with the half cup of 10-10-10.
Juneâ€“August, November-January, Februaryâ€“April
Typical uses of Pomegranate
Special features: Cottage gardens, wild gardens, meadows, prairies and naturalized areas. Good fresh cut or dried flower.
Culinary use: Mature fruits are used as the edible fruit and making the juice.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for the ornamental purpose.
Medicinal use: Fruit contain Fiber, Protein, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Folate, Potassium.