How do you grow the Dwarf Pomegranate from seed?
Posted by Suttons Staff on 10 November 2014 08:52 AM

This Dwarf Pomegranate (Punica granatumn) is an ideal plant for growing in the greenhouse or conservatory. The plants can be stood on a sunny patio during the summer months. The dwarf pomegranate is deciduous but can be evergreen with sufficient warmth. The orange-red flowers are produced in July and August in the first year and from June to August in subsequent years. The plants will grow to a height of approximately 45cm (6") with a spread of 100cm (39").

Sow the seeds from January to May in a tray, covering the seed with 3mm (⅛") of finely sieved compost at a temperature of 18-21°C (65-70°F). Germination will take 20-30 days. Once the seedlings are large enough to handle transfer them individually into pots, a multipurpose compost is suitable.

During the summer months the plants can be stood on a sunny patio. Plants that are growing well but not flowering are receiving insufficient light. Keep the plants well watered and apply a balanced liquid feed once a month between May and September. Move the plants under cover before temperatures start to fall in autumn maintaining a temperature of 16-24°C (60-75°F). In late winter or early spring prune out dead or diseased wood and any misplaced or crossing shoots.

When repotting in spring use a pot one size larger, ultimately a pot of 45cm (18") diameter will be required.

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