Botanical name: Punica granatum
Crown and root system: The is deciduous shrub with a non-invasive root system. It is also suitable for use as a hedge.
Growing regions: All parts of the country except areas that are particularly hot.
Fruit and ripening date: Fall-winter months, although the exact timing depends on the variety. The fruit is ripe and ready to eat when the crown has dried inside.
Planting in a container: It may be planted in a container.
Recommended planting season: All year round.
Special care: We recommend covering the fruit to protect them from damage by fruit flies.
Varieties sold in our nursery:
Wonderful: The most common commercial variety in Israel. Ripening date? It has a red peel with red seeds.
Sweet pomegranate with soft seeds: Size of fruit, ripening date, color of peel and seeds?
Dard purple pomegranate: Ripens at the end of the season. It is particularly resistant to pests. It has red seeds and is a medium-sized fruit.
Good to know:
Believe it or not, the Rambam (Maimonides) recommended pomegranate as a cure for a hangover. “One with a head ache that results from drunkenness shall sleep quietly all day, eat seeds, lentils, and drink water or juice from a pomegranate.”