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Pomegranate

Fruit Information for Pomegranate

POMEGRANATE

Plant Leaf Bloom Young Fruit Mature Fruit
Pomegranate Plant Pomegranate Leaf Pomegranate Bloom Young Pomegranate Fruit Mature Pomegranate Fruit
Common Name: Pomegranate Scientific Name: Punica granatum L.
Other Names: Pomegranate, Granada (Spanish), Grenade (French).
PH Range: Acidic, < 7.0 Salt Tolerance: ???
Cold Tolerance: Hardy. Severely injured below 12 F Soil Type: Well Drained - can withstand considerable drought
Size: Can grow up to 20-30 feet Varieties: Balegal, Cloud, Crab, Early Wonderful, Freshman, Francis, Granada, Green Globe, Home, King, Phoenicia, Sweet, Utah Sweet, Wonderful
Comments: The fruits are ripe when they have developed a distinctive color and make a metallic sound when tapped. The fruits must be picked before over maturity when they tend to crack open, particularly when rained on. The pomegranate is equal to the apple in having a long storage life. It is best maintained at a temperature of 32° to 41° F. and can be kept for a period of 7 months within this temperature range and at 80 to 85% relative humidity without shrinking or spoiling. The fruits improve in storage, becoming juicier and more flavorful.


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