Sharp Velvet Pomegranate
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- Grows beautiful orange-red flowers in addition to its delicious fruit
- Pomegranates are sweet and tart
- Low maintenance
Weight: 25 lbs
Container Size: 5 gallon
About This Plant
Up to 240 inches
Up to 180 inches
Leaf Time of Year
Spring, Summer, Fall
Plant Care Tips
Planting InstructionsIf soil in container is dry, water plants prior to planting. Dig a hole at least twice the diameter of the root ball and 1.5 times deeper. Mix fertilizer or compost into the soil and return a few inches of soil mixture to the planting hole. Remove the plant from the container and gently tease out the roots on the surface of the root ball. Plant with the top of the root ball at ground level. Back-fill around the root ball with the rest of the soil mixture, gently firming it in as you go, and build a short berm of soil around the plant to create a watering basin. Water the plant thoroughly to settle the soil around the roots. Keep new plants well-watered the first summer, checking for water needs daily or every other day. Covering the root ball and area around the plant with 1-3 inches of mulch will help keep roots cool and conserve moisture. Keep mulch from touching tree trunks and plant stems.
General Care DescriptionFertilize in late winter, again in late spring, and again in early fall. Prune to maintain 3 to 5 main trunks and an open scaffolding of branches. Pomegranates can take up to 4 years after planting to begin producing fruit. The fruit takes about 6 months to ripen. Pomegranates do not ripen after picking, so only remove from the tree once ripe. It is recommended to cut, rather than pull, the fruit from the branch.
Effort of Care
Rich Well-Drained Loam
Full sun, and plenty of it will allow your pomegranate to grow well and produce its sweet fruit.
Water deeply once per week, and slightly more during peak heat
Disease and Pests
Diseases and pests are rare, but be sure your tree is protected from extended time in cold temperatures.
USDA Hardiness Zone