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Growing pomegranates - this is how it's done

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Would you like to plant an exotic fruit in the garden? How about if you e.g. Grow pomegranates. Here's how to do it.

Fruit of beauty: the pomegranate

Pomegranates are very healthy

The pomegranate tree, which is actually quite robust, is largely kept as a container plant in the conservatory or greenhouse. You can also put your pomegranate tree outdoors in the summer.

In addition, its fruit is considered to promote beauty in the cosmetics industry and very beneficial to health in homeopathy. Just a glass of pomegranate juice per day significantly improves human blood circulation.

So if you want to do something good for yourself and your health, you should just grow pomegranates.

Cultivation

Seed breeding:

From the inside of the pomegranate seeds (seeds) you can of course grow new trees again. For this purpose, you have to remove the kernels from the fruit, clean them (e.g. under hot water), break them open and immediately sow the seeds back into new soil (ideally use peat or potting soil for this).

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The advantage of immediate sowing is that the pomegranate seeds do not lose their ability to germinate.

Use the pomegranate seeds for seed production

During the long period of germination (approx. 12 weeks), the soil should never lose moisture. In addition, the room temperature should not drop below 20 degrees.

Cuttings:

Of course, you can also use pomegranates from cuttings from older plants. All you need to do in spring is to cut off a leafless but thorny side shoot and place it in a glass of lukewarm water.

As soon as new, very fine roots have formed, you can pot the cuttings into fresh soil (using a mixture of sand and peat).

Maintenance

Location and casting:

Pomegranate trees (maximum height up to approx. 5 meters) require a lot of heat, sun and high air humidity. Nevertheless, you can place the trees from late spring to autumn in a sheltered location in the sun in the garden. There you should water them regularly because pomegranate trees have a relatively high water requirement - but please avoid waterlogging!

Pomegranate trees need a lot of sun

Wintering:

To hibernate, you always have to bring in the leafless pomegranate trees and keep them at about 5 degrees without direct light. You should then water the saplings only moderately so that they do not dry out completely.

Fertilize pomegranates:

Fertilization is recommended every 3 weeks in the growth phase - from April to August. It is advisable to use liquid fertilizer for this. However, you should generally refrain from giving fertilizer during the resting phase.

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If you keep the pomegranates as potted plants, you should repot them every two years.

Harvest

Mostly, pomegranates can only be harvested from older plants. Especially since they struggle with the formation of fruits in our latitudes anyway. However, harvest time is generally from around July to August, when the skin turns orange-red and becomes slightly cracked.

You can harvest pomegranates from around July

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It is a real pleasure to drill a hole in the ripe, slightly chilled pomegranate and drink the fruit juice straight out.

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