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Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

Posted by roula SoCal (My Page) on
Thu, May 25, 06 at 17:31

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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RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

  • Posted by pkayen Z10/San Diego (My Page) on
    Thu, May 25, 06 at 18:54

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.

RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

Thanks pk! I thought I was doing something wrong.

RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

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

RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

Hi Al

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

RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

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

RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

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.

RE: Pomegranate bud/fruit drop

Greetings I am a farmer in Spain and am interested in learning about new varieties of pomegranates. I would appreciate your help a greeting.

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