Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

roula(SoCal)May 25, 2006

My dwarf pomegranate looks healthy and has produced a lot of flowers. Once the petals fall off the the fruit(?) stays for a few days and then falls off.

I have fed it my citrus fertilizer which is supposedly good for all fruit trees. Is there another fertilizer I should be using? Too much or too little water causing the problem?

I have more buds developing and would like to save them.

This is my first year with a pomegranate tree and need help.


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It may just take a couple of years before it produces fruit. I had the same problem a couple of years ago when the tree was still small. But last year we got a lot of fruit.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 6:54PM
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Thanks pk! I thought I was doing something wrong.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2006 at 7:58PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

Punica granatum "Nana" dwarf pomegranate is grown for its beauty not its fruit. Mine is ten years old and has never produced any fruit. I have a "Wonderful" to provide me with pomegranates to eat, and it is grown in my orchard. My Nana is a focal point in my entrance garden leading to my front door, is now six feet tall and more beautifull than ever. Al

    Bookmark   May 26, 2006 at 9:55AM
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Hi Al

My tree is "Wonderful" so I hope to get a few fruit next year. It's a pretty tree with lovely flowers.

    Bookmark   May 26, 2006 at 10:23PM
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calistoga_al ca 15 usda 9

I would hold off on the fertilizer and would not ever use citrus fertillizer except on citrus. It is heavy on nitrogen which incourages vegetative growth over flowers and fruit. Al

    Bookmark   May 27, 2006 at 9:27AM
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Should not be fertilizing pomegranate while it's flowering--too much nitrogen will cause the flowers to pop and then drop off. Start fertilizer rich in potassium and potash 0-10-10 at 1/4 strength in fall after it has flowered. when you see signs of new growth then start 10-10-10 until the next flowering cycle, then stop feeding again.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2013 at 12:15PM
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Greetings I am a farmer in Spain and am interested in learning about new varieties of pomegranates. I would appreciate your help a greeting.

    Bookmark   August 24, 2013 at 3:37PM
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