How to Grow Organic Pomegranates

How to Grow Organic Pomegranates

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Grow this ancient super food. Pomegranates are a beautiful tree or grow them as a shrub or even as a hedge. Enjoy glossy green foliage, showy orange flowers, and of course the delicious fruit. These long-lived, drought tolerant trees are a beautiful addition to an edible landscape.

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Hi I'm Tricia an organic gardener I grow
organically for a healthy and safe food supply, for a clean and sustainable environment, for an enjoyable and rewarding
experience. In english this is a pomegranate in Spanish it's called a granada and some people think that since its an ancient fruit the city of Granada in Spain may be
named after it. It's a super food thats rich in
antioxidants. Let's plant a pomegranate tree, I'll show you how. Pomegranate trees are very container
adaptable and there often used as landscape or patio trees
because of their dark green foliage and beautiful orange flowers. Many varieties of pomegranates are
hardy down to ten degrees fahrenheit and can be grown USDA zones 7b to
12. Pomegranates are most productive in
arid climates but they will grow in tropical and sub-topical climates like
Florida and Hawaii. Ideally you'll plant a pomegranate in heavy loamy soil. However, they'll tolerate anything from
sandy, all the way to clay. I'm planting mine in
a Peaceful Valley potting soil and I'm using a smart pot. Pomegranates need at least six hours of sunlight
a day. Find a nice sunny spot in your yard to plant your tree. These smart pots were originally designed for tree nurseries and they last about three to five years which is
perfect 'cause that's about how often you should repot your trees. Plant pomegranates in late winter or
early spring just slide them out of the sleeve and your going to want to wash off about the first inch of soil. This helps the roots get established. Plant the tree to about the same level it was
planted in the nursery. Water the tree right after planting and it should be happy in this pot for about three to five years after that I'll repot it. I'm going to train my pomegranate as a small tree. to train as a tree snip off any branches
that come off the tree lower than one foot. Scaffolding branches are the big main
branches of the tree like these. Ideally you want five to seven symmetrically
placed scaffolding branches. This will help your tree form a strong
compact structure. If your tree doesn't have these nice
scaffolding branches you want to do a heading cut at about two to two and
a half feet. Next winter i'm going to head back these
scaffolding branches by about three-fifths. If you live in the coldest of pomegranate
growing zones, zone 7b, you should probably train
it as a multi-trunk or shrub. That way if there is a very cold frost you
probably won't lose the whole tree. Pomegranates fruit on new wood so the
annual maintenance you should do is cutback any deadwood, or thin out the middle and cut the suckers. You also want to head them back lightly
just to encourage the new fruiting wood. Pomegranate trees are very drought
tolerant once they're established but you should still water them in the
summer every two to four weeks. That will help fruit production. Proper irrigation can also help prevent
the fruit from splitting in the fall. Fertilize with a balanced fruit tree fertilizer in February, May and September and give it about one ounce for every foot
of tree. You can juice them like an orange, or you can take the seeds out and
put them in salads or as a dessert topping, however you like them make sure you plant one and organic for life!

23 thoughts on “How to Grow Organic Pomegranates”

  1. My friends and I ate them ALLDAY everyday in the summer growing up in DC😀We jumped DoubleDutch and ate One, played FreezeTag and ate One, Rode Bikes and ate One, played Old Lady Witch and ate One🤣HoppityHop yep and ate One, Hide & Seek and ate One, We also PLAYED something called DumbSchool "a MADE up game" and yes WE ATE ONE AFTER THAT TWO😂😂😂
    As the day went on so did our trips across the street to the corner neighborhood grocer or more of this amazing FRUIT! LITTLE DID WE KNOW IT WAS HEALTHY FOR US😇
    Thank You I appreciate the DETAILED Instructions😘
    Where can I order the BEST SUPPLY of Trees?

  2. I would love to grow a pomegranate tree! What a great idea. Lost an apricot tree several years ago. It could go there in that space. I would also like to have some other fruit trees too.

  3. Great video! I'm going to purchase 2 Pomegranate trees but I want to know is it possible for two pomegranate trees to fit in a smart pot? If so, what size smart pot do I need for 2 trees?

  4. Thank you for the video! I’m interested in trying to grow some pomegranates and figs in a high tunnel. I’m in zone 6a I live in Morgantown West Virginia and it would be great for our local farmers market since we don’t have fruits like this here. If you have any information on growing these plants in tunnels I would be interested this is an experiment as everyone else at the market I belong to grows vegetables in their tunnels and I’m interested in growing low chill fruits.

  5. what do you mean about repotting it after 3-5 years? Do you take it out of the pot and put in a larger pot or do you take out the tree then prune the roots down and put it back in the same pot?

    Can you do a video on how to re-pot fruit trees in the future? Thanks

  6. Would I be able to grow this in Westchester New York?? I have fig trees that survive because I wrap them in burlap in late fall and bring the smaller ones inside basement

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