Growing and Harvesting Pomegranates

Pomegranate is a nutritious fruit that can be processed into many different dishes. That is why this fruit is very popular in the world. In addition to nutritional value, pomegranate also has many meanings in terms of feng shui. Pomegranate trees also bring high economic value indoors, mainly for growing. In order for the tree to have a high economy and produce a lot of fruit, it is necessary to know the technique of planting and caring for pomegranate trees. Today’s article will guide you how to plant and care for pomegranate trees for outstanding high yield.
Pomegranate is a small plant. Mature pomegranate trees can be 3-4m tall. They are native to Asia from China, Laos, Thailand and even Vietnam. Pomegranate trees have 3 types, pomegranate trees for red flowers, ripe red fruits (red pomegranates), white flowers and yellow white ripe fruits (white pomegranates) and there are pomegranates that only flower with many bright red petals. Looks very nice but rarely bears fruit or shows small fruit, known as Cotton Pomegranate or Chinese Pomegranate.
Pomegranate belongs to the group of tropical plants that grow strongly, so it can be planted in any season of the year. However, the favorable time to plant pomegranate varieties should be the beginning of the rainy season and the end of autumn is the best.
Criteria for selection of pomegranate varieties
Pomegranates can be grown by seeding or by branching. However, the seeding method makes pomegranate trees grow slowly and bear fruit long, so now pomegranate growers mainly plant by branching method. Extraction in the rainy season will give high results.
Pomegranate tree in general is a very easy plant to grow and care for, but in order to plant a pomegranate tree for high yield, it is necessary to pay attention to the soil. The tree is suitable for growing on sandy soil with compost, alluvial soil, soil with many nutrients. Pomegranate is not afraid of water but very afraid of arid and barren soil.
Planting density: The appropriate distance to plant pomegranates in the field is 3m – 3m.
Pomegranate planting hole does not need to be too deep, dig a hole to mix fertilizer with soil and then fill the hole, dry the soil for 5-7 days to avoid pests and diseases and nutrients are evenly distributed into the soil, until When growing pomegranate trees more easily absorbed.
Dig a small hole larger than the pomegranate, use scissors to cut the plastic bag wrapped around the pomegranate, so gently avoid breaking the pot. Place the pot in a vertical hole, then fill it with soil and press lightly to keep the soil tight to keep the tree from falling.
Watering: it is necessary to provide enough water for the tree, especially in the dry season, when the fruit is growing and when the fruit is about to ripen.
Weed control: Covering the base with grass, garbage, green manure… to limit weeds; swishing after every heavy rain. Weeding spring crop in January-February and autumn crop in August-September, plowing the entire area once/crop; hoe the roots 2-3 times a year.
Fertilizer is necessary for good plant growth and high yield. After planting 1 month, you proceed to fertilize the tree with an amount of organic fertilizer including NPK 15:20:20 fertilizer 1 kg. In the first year, fertilize 3 times 3 months apart.
Harvest 

From the 2nd year onwards, after planting pomegranates, the first batch will be harvested. From fruiting to harvest is about 2 months. Pomegranate when ripe will turn red rose or yellow.
The large and glossy fruit is firmly held in your hand and you can harvest it. Should be harvested when it is sunny and dry and when it rains, the plants will be pale. After harvesting, storing in a cool place will help the fruit stay fresh longer.
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