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It is very important that you up-pot your plant to a larger container as soon as possible when it arrives. Your plant's new container should have a couple of drainage holes, and should be at least a couple gallons larger than the nursery pot. Check out our up-potting video for detailed instructions on how to ensure a happy healthy new home for your plant.


Pomegranates are self-fertile. That being said, all fruit trees will produce a richer harvest when accompanied by a friend who bloomes at the same time.

Let the sun shine


Pomegranate trees need a minimum of 6 hours of direct sunlight per day for good growth and fruit production. In general, the more sunlight your loquat tree receives, the better its growth and fruit production will be.


Pomegranate trees are generally quite heat-tolerant and can withstand high temperatures without overheating. In fact, they thrive in warm climates and are often grown in subtropical regions. In temperatures above 100°, make sure it gets enough water.

Get this girl a drink!


Pomegranates should be watered deeply once to twice a month. Water until the soil is saturated and water comes out of the drainage holes. Let the container dry until the soil is dry to the touch 1 inche down. During especially hot temperatures, consider watering weekly.


Pomegranate typically benefit from fertilization every four weeks during the growing season (from early spring until fall). Your plant should have come with a soluable fast-acting plant food, which you can mix in to the water you give your plant.

Chill Out

Overwintering (down to -10°F)

So long as your winter temperatures stay above -10°, your pomegranate tree will be happy to remain outdoors during winter. Consider protecting it from the wind, and keeping it somewhere that still receives lots of light.

Overwintering (below to -10°F)

Below freezing temperatures, your plant should be protected from the cold. Bring your pomegranate tree indoors, and if possible, keep it in someplace cool, but still with light. An unheated garage would be great, or your livingroom near a window if you must.

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Ripening and Harvest

Pomegranates are typically ready to harvest when the fruit has reached full color and is firm to the touch. A ripe pomegranate will have a shiny, smooth skin with no blemishes or soft spots. When harvesting your pomegranate, it's best to cut the fruit off the tree using a pair of pruning shears, leaving a short stem attached to the fruit. Be careful not to damage the skin or the buds around the fruit, as this can reduce the quality of the fruit in the next growing season. Once harvested, pomegranates can be stored in a cool, dry place for several weeks.

Pests and Disease

Your fruit isn't just delicious for you, lots of other critters would be happy to get their hands on your hard work. Pests and diseases vary greatly depending on region, so we suggest you take advantage of your local resources. If you can't determine what is ailing your plant by googling the symptoms, give a call to your local county agricultural extension office.