How to Grow:
Pomegranate shrubs/trees are best planted after your last spring frost or 8 weeks before your first fall frost. You can see specific dates for your location using our FREE iOS, Android, and Universal Web App.
Dig a hole about double the size of the pot that your pomegranate tree has come in. Give at least 15 feet between each tree. Be sure to plant where it will get full sun. Take care to notice what plants are around the area as well, see the companion plant section below. Water weekly. If you are in a cooler area where pomegranate will not survive outdoors, you can use a 10 gallon or larger smart pot as a tree bag to be able to transfer between indoors and outdoors as needed.
Companion planting is a vital part of organic gardening. Companion plants assist in the growth of others by attracting beneficial insects, repelling pests, or providing nutrients, shade, or support. There are also plants that do not like being next to each other. Some plants get too tall and can provide too much shade for your plant. Sometimes certain plants attract the same pests, so it is important to try and separate these. Herbs are especially great companion plants because they help to repel pests from your other plants!
Pests can be one of the most difficult challenges you face in the garden. We strive to grow food without the use of pesticide and luckily there are natural solutions for most of these nasty pests! The pests listed below are common pests for apricots:
You can begin to harvest from your pomegranate tree after about 2-5 years. Pomegranate can be harvested as soon as they are ripe. You can tell that they are ripe once they reach their proper skin color and feel heavy. Cut these pomegranates off the shrub/tree leaving the stem with the fruit.
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