Pomegranate Trees


(Punica granatum)

Pomegranate trees can have a bit more of a shrubby or bushy growth habit, but with a bit of selective pruning and regular maintenance, they can easily be grown in more of a traditional tree shape. They are a large tree, but can be kept to 2 or 3m for easier maintenance and fruit harvesting. Just be cautious as the trees tend to be thorny.

They require a warm, full sun position for at least 6 hours per day, including wintertime. Soil should be nutrient rich and have excellent drainage, as pomegranate trees favour a more Mediterranean type of climate. Trees should be fertilised regularly (at the start of each season) for best results, with careful watering to ensure a healthy tree and good crop.

Pomegranate trees are self-pollinating, which is convenient for smaller yards, as you can get away with having just one. They can sometimes take a while to fruit, between 3-7 years in some cases, preferring to do so when they are more mature. Their flowers are very unique and beautiful, blooming in a vibrant red.

The fruit is enjoyed for its sweet, juicy flavour and crunchy seeds. They’re popular for their high antioxidant properties as well as their vitamin and mineral content. It’s important to pick the fruit only when its ripe, as picking it will halt the ripening process.

Fullsize Varieties


Max Height: 2 – 5m

  • Ben Hur
  • Elche

Pomegranate Variety Information

Click on the names below for more details about our pomegranate range, as well as pollination information.

Ben Hur Pomegranate Information

The Ben Hur pomegranate is a newer variety, able to produce impressively large fruit up to 1.5kg each when the tree is fully mature. The tree is a good size as well, ranging from 3-5m tall. The fruit is lovely, red and can be quite large. Again, they have good size vesicles with a very juicy and sweet flavour and crunchy, edible seeds.

Fruit ripens: From March

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

Elche Pomegranate Information

The Elche, or Mollar de Elche, pomegranate comes from the Spanish city of the same name. It’s one of the most widely cultivated pomegranates, popular for its excellent flavour and high antioxidant properties. Elche produces a good-sized fruit with a typically red outer skin that’s tough and almost leathery feeling. The inner vesicles are red, juicy and sweet, containing small edible seeds.

Fruit ripens: From March

Cross Pollinators: Self-pollinating

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