Pomegranate Growing Guide

Pomegranate

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Well-drained alkaline soil.

Position

Sunny, sheltered spot. Requires lots of heat to ripen fruits.

Frost tolerant

Pomegranates tolerate cold to 10°F (-12°C).

Feeding

Fertilise with a balanced organic fertiliser in November and March.

Companions

None. Pomegranates grow into tall, dense shrubs that shade out other plants.

Spacing

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.

Notes

Prune in spring. Remove dead, broken or crossing branches as well as any suckers that have appeared at the base of the plants.

Harvesting

Harvest when ripe, which is usually in early autumn. The fruit stores well in the refrigerator and the 'jewels' can be frozen.

Troubleshooting

Pomegranates often do not start bearing until they are five years old.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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