Pomegranate Tree Grow & Propagation in Pot

Written by Ivy

Nov 24 2021

Pomegranate Tree Grow & Propagation in Pot
Pomegranate is a very popular fruit. The lush green leaves with those red fruits are really pleasing to the eye. Planting a pomegranate tree in pot can beautify the courtyard environment and let us eat pomegranates. The pomegranate tree propagation in pot is very simple. As long as we choose a leeward and sunny position, and then put the pomegranate tree down to ensure sufficient light, pay attention to fertilization after proper watering, we can propagate it well.

Pomegranate tree Quick Info

Botanical/Scientific Name Punica granatum
Common Name Pomegranate
Varieties Angel Red Pomegranate,Socotran Pomegranate,Salavatski Russian Red Pomegranate,Red Silk Pomegranate
Uses High blood pressure, athletic performance, heart disease, diabetes
Origin Persia
Light Care Full sun
Soil Care Neutral to slightly acidic soi
Temperature Care Between 40 degrees to 90 degrees Fahrenheit
Humidity Care 2 to 3 inch layer of organic mulch
Watering Water twice a week on light soil and once a week on clay soil
Pruning Care Pruning is late winter
Fertilizer Care Inorganic fertilizers
Propagation Take pomegranate tree cuttings in late winter.
Toxic The root, stem, or peel are UNSAFE

How to choose a Pomegranate tree Pot?

The root system of pomegranate tree is relatively developed, and the growth space of potted pomegranate root system is limited by the size of the basin. Therefore, we'd better choose the tile basin with good air permeability, and ceramic basin for ornamental purposes. We try not to choose plastic basin. At the beginning of planting, you can choose small or medium pots first, and then change to large pots when the plants are large enough.

Pomegranate tree Grow & Propagation in Pot in Detail

Pomegranate tree Grow & Propagation in Pot

Pomegranate tree Watering

According to the requirements of pomegranate tree for growth environment, especially for soil environment. It can be seen that pomegranate's requirements for water are not too strict, but pomegranate trees do appear in the process of potting, with slow plant growth, less flowering, less fruit, and falling flowers and fruits. In fact, on the one hand, these are related to fertilization, but more related to watering. Pomegranate trees grow best in neutral soil and neutral water quality. We water pomegranate trees. We'd better use natural water, such as river water, pond water and so on.

Pomegranate tree Soil

Pomegranate tree is a kind of fruit tree with strong adaptability. It has no strict requirements for soil. It can be made of fertile, loose and breathable sandy loam. When pomegranate trees are planted in pots, we can prepare pot soil by ourselves or buy prepared soil from the market, which is more economical. Generally, peat soil, sandy soil and garden soil can be mixed in the ratio of 1:1:1, and some organic fertilizer can be mixed when loading the basin.

Pomegranate tree Light

If we buy the saplings directly, the method of potting is relatively simple. Like planting flowers and other potted fruit trees, the saplings are soaked in rooting powder for 1-2 hours. We can first add one-third of the soil to the basin, then place the saplings in the center of the basin, hold them with our hands and continue to add soil. When reaching two-thirds of the basin, lift the saplings slightly to stretch the roots of the saplings, Then compact the basin soil, if less, add a part of the soil, about 10 cm away from the basin edge, so as to facilitate watering. Finally, we can move the pomegranate pot to a sunny balcony or courtyard. If it is cultivated in the courtyard, first place it where the sun scatters, and then place it in a sunny place after a week.

Pomegranate tree Temperature

The suitable growth temperature of pomegranate tree is 15-20 ℃, and the temperature in winter should not be lower than - 18 ℃, otherwise it will be damaged by freezing. Light and temperature are important conditions affecting the flower bud formation of pomegranate tree. The growth period requires full-time illumination, and the more sufficient the illumination, the more colorful the flowers. Leeward, sunny and dry environment is conducive to flower bud formation and flowering. When the light is insufficient, pomegranate tree will only grow leaves without flowering, affecting the viewing effect.

Pomegranate tree Humidity

When the flowerpot and pot soil are ready, you can start sowing. In order to sprout early, before sowing, we first soak the seeds in warm water of 50-60 degrees for 1-2 hours, then wrap them with wet gauze, put them in a fresh-keeping box or small domestic basin, and place them in a warm place. Wash them with warm water once a day for about 5 days, and start sowing after the bud tip turns white. The sowing depth is 10-15 cm. We need to pour the pomegranate pot through the water and move it to a sunny balcony or courtyard. We can spray water once a day to keep the surface of the basin soil moist.

Pomegranate tree Fertilizer

After we propagate pomegrante in the pot, if the soil is silted up, its root system will not be able to grow, and the pot itself will limit its root growth. Without fertilizer, it will not grow long. Therefore, we try our best to mix loose and breathable soil with pomegranate tree. It is easy to find family breeding soil. We can plant it in a ratio of river sand and garden soil, which is very good, In this way, the water permeability is very good, and it is not easy to deposit, so there will be no rotten roots. There are few nutrients in the garden soil. We can use fertilizer for him two or three times a month so that there is no lack of fertilizer in the pot soil of pomegranate tree. Of course, you can spend money to buy nutritious soil. The prepared one is the best. There is nutrition in the basin soil, and then we apply a small amount of fertilizer regularly, it can grow very well! Pomegranate potted and ground plants are very easy to raise, as long as you master the degree. With loose and breathable soil, basin soil is not short of water. Regular fertilization and sufficient light in the growing season can raise pomegranate tree. It's not difficult at all.

Pomegranate tree Pruning

Pomegranate seed reproduction generally takes 2-3 years to bear fruit. pomegranate in pot is not only edible, but also a good ornamental tree species. In order to have more results and good viewing, we should conduct pomegranate tree pruning in time. When the plant height reaches 30-40cm, pick the heart, control the height and promote the development of side branches. At this time, when the branches are relatively soft, bind, support and twist the tips with iron wire and wooden stick. We can shape pomegranate into the shape of bonsai to make it more ornamental.

Pomegranate tree Repotting

Although pomegranate in pot is small, after one to two years of plant growth, the existing pot soil has become barren, and the volume of flower pot may also become narrow. At this time, we need to give pomegranate tree repotting, so that the plant can grow healthily and blossom and bear fruit better.
Generally, pomegranate tree repotting is the dormancy period of the plant in winter. After entering the spring, when the temperature gradually rises, the plant begins to recover its growth. We'd better choose early spring to change the pot for pomegranate. The dormancy period of the plant comes to an end, but there is no germination. At this time, the plant recovers quickly after changing the pot. After changing the new pot soil, the plant will grow more vigorously.
Pomegranate has relatively shallow roots and developed capillary roots, so we don't need to choose too deep flowerpots, but the diameter of flowerpots should be larger. In addition, pomegranate trees are most afraid of ponding, so it's best to have more than one drainage hole at the bottom of flowerpots. The material of flowerpots is clay, because the flowerpots of this material have good air permeability.
Pomegranate doesn't have high requirements for soil, but because it is a pomegranate tree in pot, we still try to choose a more fertile soil. Here we recommend a mixed soil, garden soil, sandy soil, organic fertilizer and rotten leaf soil. The proportion of these soils is about 3:2:2:3.
If you are planning pomegranate tree repotting, we can stop watering a period of time in advance. When the pot soil becomes dry, the plant decanting becomes more smooth. When taking off the basin, hold the surface soil with one hand and the basin bottom with the other hand, quickly stand upside down and take out the plants. After removing the pot, first break up the root system. Due to the developed lateral roots of the plant, gently remove some of the soil on the root whisker, and the soil at the main root can be retained. Then cut off part of the capillary root with scissors, and be careful not to hurt the main root.
Lay a layer of small stones or tiles at the bottom of the pomegranate tree pot as the drainage layer, then pour the prepared pot soil into the flower pot, and then bury the plant root in the soil. After planting, gently shake the trunk a few times to confirm that the plant root is stable, and finally pour water into the pot for compaction. If the plant is too large and you are worried about the plant tilting, you can support the trunk with something. After the plant root is fixed, you will serve the basin faster.
The planted pomegranate tree in pot should be placed in a warm and ventilated place. Spring is a special season. We should not only prevent the plant from freezing at night, but also avoid the strong light at noon. After the plant recovers, it can be placed in a normal environment. In terms of maintenance operation, because pomegranate in pot is afraid of ponding, we should stop watering at ordinary times.

Pomegranate tree Pest & Disease Control

Pomegranate tree Grow & Propagation in Pot

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Disease: This pomegranate tree disease endangers the fruit and also infects the branches and stems. The young fruit is susceptible to disease. Generally, light brown spots of bean size occur around the calyx tube and gradually expand until the whole fruit rots. Disease spots are easy to occur under the fruit sticking leaves from July to September, and the fruit becomes Brown stiff fruit after water loss. The storage period can cause the fruit of pomegranate tree to rot and produce dense small black spots on the fruit surface. The branches and trunks are killed, the bark color becomes dark brown and dry, with dense small black spots on it. The junction of disease and health often splits, and the sick skin tilts up, so that it peels off, the sick branches weaken, the leaves turn yellow, and the upper part soon dies.
Control methods:
① we should strengthen the cultivation and management of pomegranate tree and improve the disease resistance of the tree.
② Clean the orchard and remove the diseased branches and rotten fruits in combination with pruning in winter. In summer, diseased fruits should be removed at any time, buried or burned.
③ Pay attention to protecting the tree and preventing freezing or injury.
④ We're going to bag the pomegranate tree fruit.
⑤ Scrape off the disease spots on the branches and stems, bury the disease spots deeply, and apply medicine for protection, such as Fumei arsenic.
⑥ The stone sulfur mixture is sprayed in early spring, Bordeaux liquid and carbendazim are used alternately from May to August, and the effect is good. (Find more healthy fruit here.)

Pomegranate brown spot

Disease: the leaves of pomegranate tree are initially dark brown small spots after being infected, which are nearly round after expansion. The edges of the spots are black to dark brown, slightly convex, and grayish brown in the middle. The symptoms on the back of the leaf are the same as those on the front. The disease spots on the fruit are nearly round or irregular, black slightly concave, and there are also gray velvet small particles. After the fruit is colored, the outer edge of the disease spots is yellowish white.
Control methods:
① we can strengthen the cultivation and management of pomegranate tree, trim reasonably and enhance the tree potential.
② Clean the orchard and burn or bury the fallen leaves and fruits in the orchard after falling leaves.
③ The control effect can reach more than 80% by spraying 140 times equivalent Bordeaux solution or 80% ultramicro carbendazim 0.125 ~ 0.17% solution once in the early stage of the disease, and it is better if spraying for 3 times.

Pomegranate tree Propagation

Propagation by Pomegranate Seeds

Clean the transparent film on the outer layer of pomegranate seeds. If the seeds float on the water during cleaning, don't plant them. Just throw them away. Even if this pomegranate seeds is used, the survival rate is not high. We can soak the cleaned pomegranate seeds in clean water for about 6 to 10 days. During this period, we need to change the water every day until there are no impurities.
We should add about 9 minutes of fertile soil into the basin and spray an appropriate amount of water to slightly wet the surface of the soil to ensure the survival rate of propagation by pomegranate seeds. Or find a piece of air with better light and spray water.
We can lay the soaked seeds on the surface of the soil one by one, and don't let them squeeze each other.
After propagation by pomegranate seeds, we spread a layer of small stones or Maifan stones on them and sprinkle them. In the later stage, we need to sprinkle them once a day, so that the seeds can germinate in about 3 weeks.

Propagation by Pomegranate Cuttings

Generally, propagation by pomegranate cuttings can cut pomegranates in spring. At this time, the temperature is very suitable for cutting pomegranates. During propagation by pomegranate cuttings, we'd better cut branches on plants 1 ~ 2 years old. After that, we need to remove the leaves at the lower end of the branches, and then put the branches in a cool and ventilated place to dry. Before propagation by pomegranate cuttings, we'd better soak and disinfect the branches in carbendazim solution and dry them again.
Pomegranate likes to grow in loose and breathable soil. Clean river sand or vermiculite can be selected for the soil of propagation by pomegranate cuttings. Before soil insertion, it is best to expose the basin soil to the sun for disinfection. When cutting, the bottom end of the branch can be inserted into the soil. After cutting, it is best to put the flower pot in a semi shade and ventilated place for breeding without strong light.
Pomegranate grows fast. The branches can germinate in a month. At this time, the light can be appropriately increased. Pomegranate has strict requirements for water. In the process of breeding, it is necessary to master the amount of watering, neither too much nor too little. Pomegranate is a fertilizer loving plant. In the later stage of breeding, we should apply fertilizer to the plant once a month. (Read more about Propagating Pomegranate from Cuttings.)

Pomegranate tree Benefits

Pomegranate bonsai has very beautiful tree posture, branches and leaves. In spring, the young leaves begin to turn green. In midsummer, most of the flowers are in bloom, and the colors of the flowers are very bright; pomegranate flowers have many colors. Many people think that pomegranate flowers are only red, but in fact, most pomegranate flowers are red.
There are many varieties of pomegranate. Not all varieties can bear fruit. You can plant potted plants according to your favorite varieties. Pot of pomegranate is a very important aspect of potting. When selecting flower pots for pomegranate trees, it is best to choose clay pots with good ventilation and drainage, and larger nutritional pots are also OK. However, this pomegranate pot also has disadvantages, mainly that it is not beautiful, easy to damage, easy to deform and leak. Of course, you can also choose plastic pots with good appearance, but they may not be very suitable, The choice of pomegranate pot should be based on your hobbies. After all, it is placed in your own home. You like it best. (Find more Winter Fruit here.)
Pomegranate does not have high requirements for soil. As long as you choose the right soil, there are not many problems. At that time, it is best to use fertile, loose and well drained soil. Soil, watering and pruning are all important problems of potting. In fact, these are not different from pomegranate trees in the yard, but pruning can be done according to their favorite shapes to make pomegranate trees more beautiful and achieve the effect of decoration.

Pomegranate tree Care FAQs

How to make pomegranate juice easily?

Is pomegranate juice good for you? Pomegranate juice tastes sweet and has high medicinal value. Pomegranate juice contains a variety of amino acids and trace elements, which can help digestion, resist gastric ulcer, soften blood vessels, reduce blood lipid and blood sugar, reduce cholesterol and other functions. It can prevent coronary heart disease, heart disease and hypertension, and can achieve the effects of strengthening the stomach and refreshing, enhancing appetite, prolonging life, and relieving alcohol for those who drink too much.
We can peel the pomegranate seeds one by one. (remember to wear gloves when doing this, because after peeling, otherwise your fingers will turn yellow). Then add half a piece of borneol sugar. Then pour in hot water. Cover it with a lid. Make it in the morning and it will be OK in the evening. The original red pomegranate seeds turn white after a day of brewing. I pour the soup into the curler, Put it in the fridge and drink it as a cold drink. We can also take out a small pot, put a small pot of water, put pomegranate particles in the water, boil, add some sugar, and become a homemade pomegranate juice.

How to cut a pomegranate?

Pomegranate is on the market. Its cool and sweet taste attracts people to buy it. Pomegranates are very delicious, but it is skillful to cut them. Many people will choose to cut it all at once, which will rot a lot of particles. It's a pity to throw away those rotten particles. Eat and have no appetite. Later, it was found that it was not the cutting method at all. If the method was correct, every grain would not be wasted.
We can wash the fresh pomegranate we bought back with water, wash the fruit knife, prepare the vegetable board, and then we can start cutting. First, cut off one end of the pomegranate. Then, turn off the pomegranate and cut off the other end of the pomegranate with a knife. We can see the flesh at both ends of the pomegranate. The granules are plump and plump. I can't wait to eat.
Cross section cut from. In addition to seeing full particles, we will also find several layers of separation membranes between pomegranate seeds, which vertically delimit pomegranates along the separation membrane.
Along the cut, break it with both hands, and the pomegranate will be divided into several large pieces. None of the fruit is damaged, and some particles will fall down. Delicious pomegranates are calling you. The crystal clear particles are really delicious. Please take a big piece to feast your mouth.

Can you eat pomegranate seeds?

How many seeds in a pomegranate? According to Jewish legend, each pomegranate has 613 seeds, symbolizing the 613 commandments of the law of Moses. In fact, the number of pomegranate seeds fluctuates greatly. After all, pomegranate has more than 500 varieties, and the number of seeds ranges from 200 to 1400. Do you eat pomegranate seeds? 
When eating pomegranates, many friends have the habit of eating the seeds together, because pomegranates are not only troublesome to peel, but also troublesome to eat. Can pomegranate seeds be eaten?
Pomegranate seeds are edible. Pomegranate contains polyphenols, vitamins, vegetable acids and minerals. Pomegranate seed contains vitamin C, vitamin E and red pomegranate polyphenols. When these three components are combined, they become amazing antioxidants. Some studies show that it is even three times higher than red wine and green tea, and 50 times higher than vitamin C and vitamin E. It helps to keep the body free from free radicals, so as to improve the dark yellow complexion, detoxify and delay skin aging.
If you eat pomegranate regularly, you can reduce the chance of arteriosclerosis by 44%. Because of its anthocyanins and polyphenols, it can strengthen human blood vessels, reduce blood lipids and cholesterol, repair injured bones, reduce the occurrence of cardiovascular diseases, inhibit the formation of cancer cells and improve human immunity. Potassium, another component of it, also helps to maintain water balance and control blood pressure.

Can dogs eat pomegranate?

We'd better not give the dog pomegranate. After all, there are many seeds in it. The seeds are not easy for the dog to digest. It's easy to have stomach pain or vomiting. In addition, you can't give dogs pineapple. Pomegranate is particularly easy to cause dog allergy and dehydration.

Pomegranate nutrition and pomegranate calories

What are pomegranate nutrition facts that you should know? In every 100g pomegranate, there are 42kcal calories, 0.8g protein, 10.7g carbohydrate, 0.1g fat, 2.7g dietary fiber, 5.1mg calcium, 0.2mg iron, 0.5mg sodium and 131.7mg potassium.
Pomegranate has high nutritional value, rich in fruit sugars, high-quality protein and easy to absorb fat. It can supplement human energy and calories, but does not increase the burden on the body. The fruit contains vitamin C and B vitamins, organic acids, sugars, proteins, fats and minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and potassium, which can supplement the trace elements and nutrients missing in the human body.
It is also rich in various acids, including organic acids and folic acid, which have health care effects on human body. Pomegranate is not only rich in nutrients, but also valuable in leaves and fruit cores.
Pomegranate contains a variety of nutrients: 17% carbohydrate, 79% water and 13-17% sugar. The content of vitamin C is 1-2 times higher than that of apple, while the content of fat and protein is less. The fruit is mainly fresh.

How to make Pomegranate wine?

Pomegranate wine is a fruit wine prepared by crushing, fermentation, separation and aging with pomegranate as the main raw material. The wine has pure body, bright and transparent color, sour, sweet and refreshing. It retains the natural flavor of pomegranate acid, sweet, astringent and fresh. It has a unique style and contains a large number of amino acids and vitamins. It has high nutritional value. It also has the effects of promoting body fluid and food, strengthening spleen and stomach, reducing blood pressure and fat, softening blood vessels, health care and beauty and stopping diarrhea. First, after October, when the pomegranate is fully mature, choose fresh and full pomegranate, wash the skin, peel out the pomegranate seeds, and remove the film
Then we'll collect the pomegranate juice. But you can't break it with a blender. The broken seeds will affect the taste of the wine. I use a rolling pin to pound the drops. Then bottle together to start the first fermentation. Don't use a fully sealed bottle. Fill it for 7 minutes. Pomegranate wine needs a small amount of air during fermentation. You can open it every day and poke the top down with chopsticks. This process takes about 5 days. The ambient temperature is more than 20 degrees. The temperature may be prolonged for several days. After fermentation, impurities will be separated. We need to wrap the seeds and skins with gauze and squeeze out the juice.
We can add rock sugar to pomegranate wine. The amount of sugar determines the degree of wine. If we want to improve the accuracy of wine, we can put more sugar. After the wine is finished, it doesn't have too much sweetness. I probably put it, and we can't put too little sugar, otherwise it is easy to be bad. After that, it is secondary fermentation, about 20-25 days. After the second fermentation, we use gauze to filter the liquor. Fold the gauze for several layers to fully filter out the wine feet. After filtering, we put it in a sealed bottle and place it at low temperature for three months to taste the delicious pomegranate wine.
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