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Pomegranates in SoCal no fruit

Posted by yeye7 10 (My Page) on
Mon, Aug 29, 11 at 20:45

Hello Fruit Lovers, I have a vertical habit pomegranate, about 8' tall, in the ground 2 years and a short, lollipop shaped pomegranate, about 4 ' tall, in the ground 3 years. They're in different parts of the yard, with different sun exposures, but they have the same problem, so I'm sure it's me. They do flower, and fruit seems to swell, but then at <1" diameter the fruit falls off. Do I need to water more? Fertilize? If so, at what time of year? I'm in near-coastal southern CA. Thank you.


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RE: Pomegranates in SoCal no fruit

Do you know for sure you have fruiting pomegranates? There are many non-fruiting, ornamental varieties that are very popular here, perhaps you have a couple of these? If not, what fruiting varieties do you have? It can take 2 to 3 years for poms to fruit. You should fertilize 3 times a year with the same fertilizer you use for your citrus trees for the first couple of years as they get established. Then once in the spring, and mulch well with compost. I tend to mix in a wee bit of chicken compost (which you can get by the bag at Lowe's) along with my regular compost. I have them on drips.

Patty S.

Here is a link that might be useful: California Rare Fruit Growers: Pomegranate Facts


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RE: Pomegranates in SoCal no fruit

There is someone in my neighborhood that has a Pomegranate tree and it has lot's of fruit. I am so envious as I drive by it. Sorry that probably didn't help, but I just wanted to share.


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RE: Pomegranates in SoCal no fruit

Fruit will come, yeye's pom is still very young, yet. Patience, grasshopper.

Patty S.


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