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I just happened to pick up a pomegranate tree on a whim the other day at Home Depot and upon doing a few days of research I realized that I may be in a bit over my head. I just have a few questions, any information given is greatly appreciated!
Important Info: I live in Orlando, FL and plan to keep the tree potted - (I know this is an Australian site, but I need help hah) - I have already purchased a 10 gallon smart pot.
First, I don't know how old the tree is, but I'm assuming it's rather young. I'm not sure if I should re-pot it now or when it's a little stronger. Currently it's in a small, plastic container - would it be smart to immediately plant it into the 10 gallon smart pot or should I wait and let it grow some more as is?
Second, The potting soil I bought is organic, but does not contain perlite which is something I know nothing about but just happened to see it on a few websites. Is that something I should mix into the soil when I re-pot it?
Third, when should I fertilize and with what type of fertilizer. I read May and November, with slow release fertilizer but I don't know if Orlando's climate would change that at all..?
Finally, I know it's young, but would anyone have any idea what variety this is?
Again, any information is greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.
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28th April 2017 3:12am
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I'm new to pomegranate too.
Your plant looks good. If you're in doubt, then wait til it is dormant next winter to repot.
Perlite isn't necessary if you use a good quality potting mix. Perlite lightens the mix and helps with drainage.
I think we need to see the fruit to have a stab at identifying it. So you'll need to wait.
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6th May 2017 9:59pm
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