0000363725 00000 n 0000001456 00000 n trained as a small tree, it is more commonly grown as a ... Pomegranates have many seeds that are surrounded by crimson, pink, purplish, or white covers called arils. If you want a tree-form pomegranate, start training at planting time. However, pomegranates are still low maintenance, requiring a deep watering about once a week. 0000002005 00000 n Wonderful is the primary fruiting variety available, but there are many others, including Sweet. I noticed that Texas A&M's Agricultural Extension Service in Tarrant County recommends pomegranates as an ornamental shrub (with occasional fruit)(Recommended Plants for North Texas) but does not have a fruiting pomegranate on their recommended fruit tree list (Tarrant County Fruits, Nuts and Berries). 0000015675 00000 n The Web site will help producers know when to scout for PNC eggs and make the best decisions for managing this aggravating pest. Because pomegranate produces numerous suckers at the crown, frequent sucker removal will be necessary to train the plant into a tree form. 0000002333 00000 n 0000128565 00000 n One was of decent size while the others were on the small side. Its colorful, orange-red flowers and dense, bushy growth habit make pomegranate an attractive ornamental. 'Punica Russian 26' can tolerate temperatures to 3 degrees Fahrenheit and can be grown in USDA zones 6b through 11. https://www.mrt.com/news/article/Pomegranates-called-a-super-food-will-grow-in-7475242.php, County, city will work together to enforce 50% occupancy rule, City: Six more COVID deaths raises total to 138, Council approves $1.4 million in CARES funding for MMH, WATCH: Midland Unified Command COVID update, City: Deaths reported this month jumps to 34, Midland businesses will return to 50 percent occupancy Tuesday, ‘Chappelle’s Show’ Removed From Netflix at Dave Chappelle’s Request, City continues to take stance against enforcing COVID measures, 2 kids killed, 4 hurt in North Texas go-kart collision, Midland is one day away from more restrictions. The arils are the edible parts of the fruit (Fig. 0000019410 00000 n If you've only ever tasted pomegranates with hard arils (the seedy structures inside the fruit), you're missing out on a world of juicy, soft arils that are perfect for eating fresh, for juicing or for cooking. Sweet Pomegranate' can tolerate temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit and can be grown in USDA zones 6 through 10. Like crape myrtles, the pomegranate (Punica granatum) is a member of the Lythraceae family, which includes about 620 species. The juice is tart to sweet. Plants tend to be long-lived, but occasionally they freeze back to the ground. Pomegranates like hot and dry summers but do require a minimum amount of chill hours to set sweet fruits. What Causes Pomegranates to Crack at Harvest Time? Areas with long, hot dry summers can grow almost any type of pomegranate fruit tree. 0000208866 00000 n 0000006710 00000 n 2). 1). Keep a 3- to 5-foot circle of grass-free, mulched zone around it. 0000005261 00000 n trailer <<513CB2C2F70F478E9EA213EF31F3D259>]/Prev 1004741/XRefStm 2005>> startxref 0 %%EOF 396 0 obj <>stream 0000033869 00000 n These programs are being offered by Texas AgriLife Extension Service and the Permian Basin Pecan Committee. In fact, according to Greenhouse Studio, pomegranates readily adapt to being grown as bonsai trees if you really want to take the pruning and care of your pomegranate to the next level. Of the pomegranate tree varieties, there are several that mature earlier, which are recommended for gardeners growing in the coastal regions of USDA zones 8-10 since summers are mild. If you are looking for an addition to your landscape design for use as a large shrub, small tree with added benefit of great fruit, Pomegranate is a superb choice. Select one or a few trunks and keep all suckers pruned off. 0000004196 00000 n Pomegranates in Central Texas. She enjoys writing content that helps homeowners feel motivated and confident in handling projects around the home. From Spain, it was introduced into the Americas by Spanish missionaries during the 16th century. According to National Public Radio, UC Riverside grows 'Golden Globes,' which are notable for their soft arils and yellow color. 0000006204 00000 n 0000002926 00000 n 0000008923 00000 n Gardening Know How recommends watering in half a cup of a balanced NPK fertilizer every February and November for mature trees, with an additional application in May during the tree's first two years of life. 0000255224 00000 n The leaves are deciduous, narrow, usually glossy and dark green. 0000046200 00000 n 0000005375 00000 n 0000009813 00000 n The pomegranate has been deemed a super food, and it will grow in West Texas. In addition to eating fresh, the fruit may be used in the preparation of syrups, juice and jellies. The fruit is filled with numerous seeds that are surrounded by a pink to crimson colored pulp. Plans to plant 11 different fruiting varieties in the Midland/Odessa and Abilene areas this spring are currently in the works. Deborah Benge FrostMidland Reporter-Telegram. It can suffer damage at 10 degrees but others may be damaged at 18 degrees depending on the variety. Pomegranate plants are available as bare root and container, but container-grown in soilless media is easiest to find. 0000004619 00000 n 0000021293 00000 n Muegge, has 11 years of experience in West Texas pecan orchards studying pecan nut casebearer and can give you options and guidelines for controlling this sometimes serious pest. They are sweet, juicy, and variable in acidity; some varieties can be quite tart. 0000059416 00000 n They seem to tolerate our alkaline soil pH quite well. Fill the ring with water as necessary and keep a 4-inch layer of mulch around the tree. Remember that watering and fertilizing requirements increase any time a plant is grown in a container versus the ground. Besides hard arils, another factor that might have caused you to steer clear of pomegranates in the past is the deep red juice, which has a propensity to stain clothing. Q: I planted a pomegranate tree two years ago and this year it produced six fruits. The leaves are deciduous, dark green, and usually glossy. Red flowers begin in spring ripen into fruit in early fall. 'Salavatski' is a high-yielding pomegranate that is cold hardy to USDA zone 6. 3). Unless there is a strong desire for a tree-form, the bushy, free-growing shrub develops naturally. 0000018895 00000 n The trees are also structurally diverse and capable of growing tall in the yard or being pruned heavily into a shrublike shape. According to Dave Wilson Nursery, pomegranate varieties with soft arils include 'A.C. 0000053157 00000 n 0000012337 00000 n 0000010683 00000 n © Copyright 2020 Hearst Communications, Inc. 0000042163 00000 n Make plans to attend the second in a series of educational programs on Pecan Tree Management for the Yard and Small Orchard, 10 a.m. or 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the Commemorative Aior Force museum. Pomegranate is common from the tropics to the subtemperate regions and is well- adapted to areas with hot, dry summers like ours. Vigorous habit, reaching 10 to 15 feet tall and 8 to 10 feet wide. For example, Arizona and Southern California are touted as some of the best areas of the U.S. to grow pomegranates outdoors. 0000006110 00000 n %PDF-1.4 %���� Mature specimens withstand drought well, but fruit often splits after rainy spells following extended dryness. The pomegranate has been deemed a super food, and it will grow in West Texas. Fruits That Need to Ripen After Harvesting, Greenhouse Studio: Best Pomegranate Varieties to Grow in Your Garden & Pots (Plus How to Prune, Water and Fertilize), Gardening Know How: Pomegranate Tree Types – Tips On Choosing Varieties Of Pomegranate, Gardening Know How: Container Grown Pomegranate Trees – Tips On Growing A Pomegranate In A Pot, National Public Radio: Biologist Wants Americans To Taste A Rainbow Of Pomegranates, Clemson Cooperative Extension: Pomegranate. Other cultivars of pomegranates are available through mail order and from out-of-state nurseries if you cannot locate plants locally. Gardening Know How also recommends 'Sirenevyi Pomegranate,' 'Parfianka Pomegranate,' 'Angel Red' and 'Gissarskii Rozovyi' for soft seeds. Pomegranate can be trained as a small tree, but it is more commonly grown as a bushy shrub. 0000008088 00000 n The plant may have spines along its branches. 0000013982 00000 n The fruit is yellow to bright red and up to about 4 inches in diameter, about the size of a large orange (Fig. In addition, he will highlight the new Pecan Nut Casebearer Forecast Website that he and Dr. Allen Knutson, extension entomologist, have developed. The many seeds are supposed to be a symbol of fertility. Otherwise, consider varieties that have proven to be cold hardy. To help with establishment, construct a ring of soil (berm) several inches thick and high, and 2 to 3 feet in diameter, around the newly planted tree. She graduated from Indiana University Southeast with a Bachelor's degree in English. 0000055327 00000 n Grow pomegranate in full sun and in any well-drained soil. 0000005487 00000 n Wonderful Pomegranate, full to part sun, 12×10, drought tolerant . Although the plant can be trained as a small tree, it is more commonly grown as a bushy shrub (Fig. For best results, try a tree that naturally stays on the small side, like 'Kashmir Blend' or 'Sweet,' or choose a variety that responds well to heavy pruning, like 'Red Silk,' 'Sharp,' 'Grenada' or 'Parfianka Pomegranate.'