Pomegranate Growing Guide

Pomegranate

Crop Rotation Group

Miscellaneous 

Soil

Any reasonable moisture-retentive but well-drained soil.

Position

Full sun.

Frost tolerant

Pomegranates easily tolerate periodic frosts.

Feeding

Topdress the root zone with a balanced organic fertiliser each spring, and mulch with well-rotted organic matter year round.

Companions

Coreopsis, Lavender, Cosmos, Zinnia and Nasturtium.

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 in winter when dormant.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Pomegranate fruit split when ripe so pay close attention to them in wet weather and pick them to prevent them spoiling.

Harvesting

Fruits are ripe when the skin becomes dull, ripe fruits also have a habit of splitting open.

Troubleshooting

Net to prevent bird damage.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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