Growing Your Own Pomegranate Trees
Pomegranates are not only delicious and visually appealing thanks to their undeniably tropical flavor and form, they are also world renowned for their health benefits. What better fruit to grow for your family in your own backyard? If you think pomegranates are juicy and delicious from the supermarket, you’ll be blown away by the refreshing flavor of the fruit homegrown and fresh off the tree!
Home growing fruits is an enjoyable hobby and truly allows you to watch what your family eats. You can grow your pomegranates organically and never have to worry about the dangers of pesticides!
Whether you’re looking for a tree or a shrub for your landscape, there is a pomegranate for you. The bright red fruits grow on both traditional trees and also shrub-like trees for more compact areas. The unique appearance of either is sure to add zest to your landscape.
Pomegranates can be used to make healthy drinks, smoothies, desserts, jellies and jams. The fruit ripens in late summer to early fall and can be stored for up to six months if kept at a temperature between 35-40 degrees.
Pomegranate trees thrive in warm, sunny conditions but can be grown in partial shade with proper attention. They require frequent watering for their first two weeks in the ground but after that are surprisingly drought tolerant and simple to care for. With just the a little fertilization and pruning, a pomegranate tree will flourish.
If you live in northern climates, or outside the recommended zones for growing pomegranates outdoors, you can easily pot them in a container and grow them inside. That way, no matter where you live, you can still enjoy this healthy fruit!
The Angel Red Pomegranate, specifically, is a taller tree form of pomegranate. It grows to 15-25 feet and makes a nice shade tree. The fruit it produces is juicy and delicious, and contains a soft seed. It is drought tolerant and adaptable to various types of soil. This is a great selection if you are just getting started with home grown fruit.
Home growing the pomegranate – for both health and cost reasons – is becoming more and more in demand as this super-fruit gains popularity. Don’t miss out – get yours while they’re still available. Order the pomegranate that suits you today!