POMEGRANATE - BEN HUR
Botanical Name: Punica granatum
An outstanding new variety of Pomegranate that was developed especially for the home garden. It produces very large fruit to 1.5kg. The fruit is very sweet and juicy. The variety is very adaptable and will grow in regions ranging from temperate to tropical. Unauthorised commercial propagation of this variety is an infringement under the PBR
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Warm Temperate, Arid (Dry)
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Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)
Plants required to Pollinate
1 (Self Pollinating)
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Can it Handle Frosts?
Amount of leaves in Winter?
No Leaves (Deciduous)
Suitability in Pots
Yes with 35L+ Pot
Drought Hardy (Little Watering)
Is it a Dwarf Fruit Tree?
Can be pruned to 2m
Time to Fruit/Flower/Harvest
Sun or Shade
Preferred Soil Type
March, April, May
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Question & Answer
I planted my pomegranate in Winter. It seemed to survive our frosts and the stem began to shoot leaves in Spring, but then they died off and leaves and stems began to shoot from lower down toward the roots of the plant. Is this a grafted plant and will it still fruit & flower from these new lower limbs? From: CASTLEMAINE VIC
all the pomegranates are cutting grown so your tree will be a Ben Hur no matter where it shoots from. Cut the dead wood back to the healthy new growth.
Hi, could you pls recommend the best type of pomegranate for our coastal Sydney garden? We would like to purchase 6. From: Vaucluse NSW
All varieties of pomegranate would be suitable for the Sydney climate. The varieties differ in size, taste and how they crop. You can read each of their descriptions on this page http://www.daleysfruit.com.au/fruit%20pages/pomegranate.htm Since you can often buy the wonderful variety in shops how about you try the other varieties. I would get 2 of the: #PomegranateElche2759 2 of the: #PomegranateRosavaya901 1 of the: #PomegranateBen2683 and 1 of the: #PomegranateAzerbaijani2682
Customer Comments on Pomegranate - Ben Hur
Pomegranate - Ben Hur
Grown in Standard, keep one strong stem & branch out like a Christmas Tree | Emmy Smout - Williamstown, SA 16-Aug-2012
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