Pomegranate Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Well-drained alkaline soil.
Sunny, sheltered spot. Requires lots of heat to ripen fruits.
Pomegranates tolerate cold to 10°F (-12°C).
Fertilise with a balanced organic fertiliser in November and March.
Pomegranates grow into tall, dense shrubs that shade out other plants,so companion plants have to be planted a little way away.
Single Plants: 3,00m (9' 10") each way (minimum)
Rows: 3,00m (9' 10") with 3,00m (9' 10") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Set out plants grown from rooted cuttings in late winter or early spring. Named cultivars such as ‘Wonderful’ produce better than pomegranates grown from seeds.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Prune in spring. Remove dead, broken or crossing branches as well as any suckers that have appeared at the base of the plants.
Harvest when ripe, which is usually in early autumn. The fruit stores well in the refrigerator and the 'jewels' can be frozen.
Pomegranates often do not start bearing until they are five years old.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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