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March 9, 2011

A pomegranate tree is good for landscaping and eating

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My neighbor bought a pomegranate tree about twenty years ago and it is still growing and still producing in spite of recent years of neglect. You remember how it figures in the Greek myth about Demeter and Persephone? When Zeus lets Persephone return to her mother, the earth, spring comes back to the world. But Persephone had eaten six pomegrante seeds and so had to return to Hades and the Underworld for six months every year bringing winter to the world.

Powerful fruit! And now it's been tested and we know it is full of antioxidants. This great Pomegranate variety in a smaller one gallon sized tree. Pomegranates are useful as landscape plants as well as for great fruit. They can be trimmed to fountain shaped shrub or a tree depending on your needs. The tree is mediterranean and so must have sun for best flowers and fruit production. But it is drought tolerant and grows well in alkaline soil, or will grow in a container on sunny patio or deck.

Pomegranate is surprisingly cold tolerate and will take freezes down to 0 degrees. You could make your own pomegranate juice from the large ripe fruit! The tree will grow to over 12 to 15' tall if not clipped. It is shipped as a potted one gallon plant, not bare root.


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Posted by Marilyn Renaker at March 9, 2011 7:37 AM
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