Five Steps to Growing a Pomegranate Tree

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While pomegranates may be delicious, they are also very pricey. That’s why we recommend growing your own pomegranate tree in the comforts of your backyard. Not only will you be saving money, but you’ll get to truly enjoy the fruits of your labor. Get it? Take a look at the steps below:

Step 1: Select a variety. As with a lot of different fruit trees, the pomegranate tree comes in three distinct varieties. There is the Punica granatum, which is a small tree, that grows to about 2.5 meters tall, where its fruit falls off once it reaches maturity. Then, there is the Nana variety, that grows even shorter than that. In fact, it only reaches a height of about 1 meter. However, if you prefer a pomegranate tree that will develop colorful flowers, we suggest purchasing the Beautiful variety.

Step 2: Plant it in a spot with plenty of sun. From the moment we started gardening, we learned that our plants and trees need lots of sunshine to survive and that is definitely the case here. In particular, the pomegranate tree loves receiving direct UV rays, so do not transplant it to an area where there is an abundant amount of shade. This will either cause the tree to produce rotten pomegranates or none at all.

Step 3: Place your pomegranate tree in a sheltered position. Plain and simple a pomegranate tree needs good growing conditions to produce fruit. That’s why you have to keep it out of locations where there are lots of wind and moisture. To combat this, we recommend growing your tree by a fence or a high structure, so that the wind stays blocked out.

Step 4: Pick a soil that drains well. As important as steps two and three are to growing a healthy pomegranate tree, choosing a well-drained soil is just as crucial to development. Pomegranate trees don’t harvest well in waterlogged soil, so make sure that whichever soil you pick can transfer the water around the roots easily and quickly. Also, stay away from heavy soils as well.

Step 5: Water your tree regularly. As with all parts of nature, your tree needs an ample amount of water weekly to live. To receive the best results, give your tree a deep watering as soon as you notice it’s fruiting.

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