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Pomegranate Punica granatum 200 Seeds

Pomegranate Punica granatum 200 Seeds

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The pomegranate is a small deciduous tree or shrub that typically grows between 5 and 10 meters (16 to 33 feet) tall. Here are some key characteristics of the Punica granatum plant:

Leaves: The leaves of the pomegranate plant are glossy and narrow, about 3 to 7 centimeters long. They are arranged in an opposite or sub-opposite fashion along the branches.

Flowers: Pomegranate flowers are typically bright red to orange in color and are approximately 3 centimeters in diameter. They have five petals and are borne singly or in clusters at the tips of the branches.

Fruit: The fruit of the pomegranate is a large berry, typically round and crowned at the calyx end. It has a tough, leathery rind that ranges in color from yellowish-green to deep red, depending on the variety. Inside, the fruit contains numerous juicy arils, which are seed-like structures surrounded by a sweet, tart, ruby-red pulp.

Seeds: Pomegranate seeds (arils) are embedded in the pulp of the fruit. Each aril contains a single seed surrounded by a juicy, translucent flesh.

Growth Habit: Pomegranate plants are typically multi-stemmed with a rounded, bushy growth habit. They can be trained into a tree form with a single trunk or grown as a shrub with multiple stems.

Cultivation: Pomegranates are cultivated in various regions around the world, particularly in Mediterranean climates. They prefer well-drained soil and full sun exposure. The plants are drought-tolerant once established and can withstand a range of soil types.

Uses: Pomegranates are grown for their edible fruit, which can be eaten fresh, juiced, or used in cooking, baking, and beverages. The juice is also used to make grenadine syrup, and the fruit is valued for its medicinal properties in traditional medicine. Hardy in zones 7-10.

 

Growing Instructions for the Pomegranate

 

The seeds have a hard seed coat that has to be treated, or scarified, in order for water to enter the seeds so that they can sprout. 1. Scarify the seeds by nicking or sanding the seed coat. The seeds can be sanded with sandpaper, a nail file or an emery board. 2. Soak the seed in water for 24 hours. 3. The seeds like moist, well-drained soil. Prepare a mixture of half potting soil and half sand, perlite or vermiculite. Put the soil in a pot. Water the mixture so that it is moist but not wet. 4. Put the seeds on the soil. 5. Cover the seeds with a thin layer of soil. 6. Water the seeds. 7. Place the pots in an area with warm temperatures in full sun. The seeds take 1-3 weeks to germinate. 8. When the seedlings are a few inches tall, they can be transplanted.

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