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Pomegrante Seeds - Deciduous Fruiting Shrub  (Evergreen in warm climates)
Punica granatum


*  Common Names = Pomegranate / Granate Apple / Shi Liu
*  Ornamental shrub with glossy leaves and red trumpet-shaped flowers.
*  Drought tolerant with an annual yield +/- 70 lbs of fruit with diameter of 10-12 cm.
*  Attracts, and is pollinated by, butterflies & bees.
*  Pomegranate is recorded to have been first cultivated over 3,000 years ago in Persia
*  Fruit has antibacterial properties and is high in antioxidants. Juice of the fruit is used in drinks, sauces, and jellies.
*  Flowers are used in tea for digestion and respiratory issues
*  A red dye is made from the flowers and unripened fruit to use as ink. Black ink is made from the root bark.
*  The whole plant contains pelletierine alkaloids, which are successful at paralyzing & releasing tapeworms

[ The dried fruit peel is also available in our shop, when stock is plentiful. ] 


Life Cycle:  Deciduous shrub
Height:  12-16 ft
Max Width:  14 ft
USDA Zone:  7-12  (or grown indoors)
Light:  Full Sun / Partial Sun
Harvest:  2-3 years  (fruit)

1.  Sow seeds 1/2" deep in small pots or flats with moistened seed-starting mix. Spritz with water to settle into soil.
2.  Place in warm indirect sunlight and keep soil moist. Germination should occur in 30-40 days. Using a heat mat will speed up the germination time.
3.  Resize into bigger pots as needed. Transplant after last frost when plants are well-established. Protect young plants during the first few winters.


*** If planting in orchard, space shrubs 12 ft apart. If planting as a hedge, space 9 ft apart. 
*** Pomegranate shrubs grow best on a south-facing wall.
*** Harvest fruit in mid-summer or fall, 2-3 years after planting.

Pomegranate Seeds - Punica granatum

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