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Botanical Name: Punica granatum

PomegranateThe Pomegranate tree is an ornamental shrub producing fruit with a hard, leathery deep red or yellow rind. When opened the fruit exposes shimmering translucent kernels. The juicy flesh is tart-sweet and surrounds nutlike seeds that are edible and add a bit of a crunch to the overall texture.   Pomegranates store extremely well in a cool dry place and continue to sweeten off the tree. The plant itself is very hardy and highly ornamental, it has large showy flowers and is suitable for use as a feature plant, for hedges and Pomegranite Elcitecontainer growing, it also makes an attractive and interesting bonsai specimen.

A shrub or small tree to about 4 m, the pomegranate is multi stemmed, spiny and extremely long lived. Plants are usually pruned to form a short but well defined trunk allowing 4 or 5 shoots to develop into a multi branched form.  Pomegranate is not fussy about soil condition, in its native environment in Northern India and Iran it is found growing in rocky gravel.

Pomegranate Elche

Pomegranate - Elche

One of the most highly valued pomegranates in the world, thanks to its extraordinary flavour and high antioxidant, vitamin and mineral content. Elche comes from the Spanish city of the same name. Elche Pomegranates have to be picked at just the right time: Not too early because, once picked, pomegranates halt the ripening process immediately, and also not too late because they are then at risk of bursting.
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Pomegranate - Rosavaya

A winner on flavour, even if not the most elegant fruit. Galusha Rosavaya fruit tends to be slightly elongated, pink and angular - but the arils are large and the flavour is exceptional.
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Pomegranate Wonderful fruit

Pomegranate - Wonderful

A large, deep purple-red fruit. Flesh is deep crimson in colour, very sweet, juicy and of a delicious vinous flavour. Seeds not very hard. Good for juicing and eating out of hand. Plant is vigorous and productive. Best commercial variety in California.
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Pomegranate fruit

Pomegranate - Azerbaijani

The flavour of the arils of this variety is something else. Gulosha azerbaijani produces medium to large sized, slightly elongated fruit with a pinkish hue, but the internal arils surrounding the seed are deep red, large and very juicy.
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Pomegranite Ben Hur Label Courtesy Australis Plants

Pomegranate - Ben Hur

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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Pomegranate Iran

Pomegranate - Iran

An Iranian selection of pomegranate that is a favourite with the local community. The fruits are large, with thick, colourful skin and deep red vesicles. They are sweet, juicy and less prone to problems with fruit fly.
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Pomegranate elche

Pomegranate - Elcite

Large yellow skinned variety of Spanish origin, soft seeds. Not as attractive as the Wonderful but has a pleasant sweet flavour. The red juice surrounding the seed is highly prized for its antioxidant properties.
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Pomegranate - Vietnam seedling

Seed imported from a Vietnam cultivar. Fruit large, yellow skin, pinkish flesh very sweet juicy pulp. Not necessarily true to type, but interesting to see how they fruit here.
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Plant Information or Specifications

Max Height (when in the ground with good conditions)


Plants required to Pollinate

2 compatible plants (Pollination Required)
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Can it Handle Frosts?


Amount of leaves in Winter?

No Leaves (Deciduous)

Fruiting/Harvest Months

March, April, May


Customer Comments on Pomegranate Tree

Tree Information on growing, planting, pruning, maintenance, ripening, taste, pick or bonsai tips. But mainly how to grow a Pomegranate Tree Share Your Advice or ask questions on our Forum


Slow to get established in heavy soils. Responds well to pruning and regular high nitrogen feedings after flowering and fruiting are finished. Hand pollination of flowers helps cropping. Keep moist and in grow in full sun. | David White - Newcastle, NSW 04-Feb-2006

Pomegranate - Galusha Rosavaya

Beautiful looking (pink blush) and tasting, very sweet even the pale coloured seeds. A couple of fruit got fruit fly in 2007. Better in every way than Wonderful, which has yellow not red, fruit in this climate, and deep red, but quite tart seeds. | Steve Walkden-brown - Armidale, NSW 10-Jun-2007

Pomegranate Tree

Goulosha Azerbeijani is in my opinion the best variety I have come across. Big, very dark red fruit, dark red arils,very juicy and sweet. | Barbara Jakuszewski - West Swan, WA 28-Dec-2007

Pomegranate Tree

sensitive to irregular irrigation,wind & the unremitting sun's heat. | Farid A. Riyami - Muscat, OMAN 01-Apr-2008

Pomegranate Tree

Pomegranates taste kinda like raspberries, only a little crunchier and bit more bland. | Hugh Jarse - Bumtown, ASTON 07-Oct-2008

Pomegranate - Rosavaya

I find trimming the tips cause it to spread out otherwise it just grows straight up but this could be my position | Correy - Brisbane, QLD 10-Oct-2008

Pomegranate Tree

Apply Rogor once a fortnight if you like to see the fruit! | Sam - Sydney, NSW 23-Dec-2008

Pomegranate Tree

Re Sam, Sydney 23-12-08. Rogor?? Seriously bad chemical-thought it was banned, I would not eat that fruit.! | Pegi - Bonogin, QLD 13-Aug-2010

Pomegranate Tree

I've got two growing next to a reflective colourbond fence in full afternoon sun. Everything I planted in those spots fried from the heat but the Pomegranates love it. I never spray and get huge crops. | Cyrus - Baulkham Hills, Sydney, NSW 14-Sep-2010

Pomegranate Tree

Need to net to keep the lorikeets from eating the crop. Away for 12 days this for Feb and lost entire crop from 4 trees Feb | David Tyler - Terrigal, NSW 19-Feb-2014
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