Last Updated on June 12, 2023 by Real Men Sow
The Carthaginian Apple is also known as the beautiful pomegranate. It is well-known for its stunning crimson blooms that last for months and its coral-hued fall foliage. It is cultivated widely as an ornamental tree.
Pomegranates are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. They also have anti-oxidants and other beneficial properties. They are used to treat common conditions, such as skin and digestive problems.
Planting the Carthaginian Apple (Pomegranate)
Pomegranates worship the sun! They can thrive in large pots or in the garden in sunny areas. They thrive in moist, free-draining soil and are most at home in soil that is slightly acidic. Plant your pomegranate outside in the sun or in a greenhouse to increase its chances of producing fruit.
Pick an area that receives full sun. Add loam-based compost or well-rotted horse manure to a hole twice as large as the root ball. Place the roots in the hole and then fill the hole with a mixture of soil compost. Use your boot’s heel to gently press the soil down and water it well.
You should water well for the first few months and more often during the summer if it is hot or dry.
Treat your pomegranate trees every autumn with a generous amount of mulch or well-rotted soil.
Care and Pruning of Carthaginian Apple (Pomegranate)
Wrap young pomegranate plants in horticultural fleece to protect them from frost damage and extremely cold temperatures during winter. Pomegranate trees can be self-sufficient and need very little maintenance. Remove suckers during the summer and remove damaged or diseased shoots or branches in late winter and early spring.
Harvesting the Carthaginian Apple (Pomegranate)
Pomegranate fruit is best when ripe. However, if you have a large harvest you can add color, texture, and crunch to your dishes. You can sprinkle the seeds on salads or use them to flavor rice and grains.