Even though the pomegranate is considered a rare and exotic fruit today, it was considered to be very common in Biblical Hebrew Scriptures and was described in many of the books of antiquity. Today the pomegranate is celebrated as a health benefit bonanza, because of the high concentration of anti-oxidants contained in the commercial juice named, Grenadine. More...
Grow pomegranate trees in full sun and soil that drains well. Do not water too frequently while in bloom. Do not water a pomegranate tree while it is dormant in the winter. Begin watering once the trees leaf out in the spring. As infrequently as possible, attempt every 10 days to 30 days until the blossoms turn to small fruit. Then weekly in the Spring to twice a week in the Summer. Reduce water in the Fall until you no longer are watering in the Winter. Pomegranate trees grow very well in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, Hollywood, Pasadena, Burbank, Glendale, Simi Valley, Agoura Hills, Thousand Oaks, and Malibu. Plant pomegranate trees in the San Fernando Valley. In Tarzana, Encino, Woodland Hills, West Hills, Northridge, Calabasas, Reseda, Van Nuys, Porter Ranch, and Chatsworth. Also available in Orange County, Irvine, Santa Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura.
PLANTING AND CARE
Heat should be second on your pomegranate seed care list. These seeds will germinate at normal room temperature in about 30 to 40 days. Bring the soil temperature up a few degrees and you can cut this time in half. Try surrounding your plant with foil and placing it in direct sun until the seedlings sprout.