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Afganski Pomegranate

AFGANSKI POMEGRANATE

$44.99

Planting and Care Facts (pdf)Zone: 7 to 9 Pomegranate Size Info

Size: 3 Gal., 3-4 Ft.

17 in stock

Product Description

Note: We’re so sorry… but due to agricultural restrictions we cannot ship any plants to international countries, or the states of California, Hawaii and Alaska. Also, no citrus trees can be shipped outside of the state of Florida.

Afganski Pomegranate – Consistent fruiter!

Afganski (aka Russian #26) produces large, sweet-tart fruit with robust flavor. It was one of the more successful “Russian” varieties at the Ponder Farm planting conducted by the University of Georgia in the 1970’s. It was found to be the one of the leading varieties that adapted well to the Southeast. Afganski has proven to be a consistent fruiting pomegranate for in the humid south. Cold hardy and excellent flavor. Fruit ripens September. Zones 7-9.

Additional Information

Pot Size

3 Gal

Plant Height

3-4 Ft.

Planting Zone

7-9

Pollinator

Self-fertile

Ripening Season

September

Larkin PomegranateChoosing the Right Pomegranate Variety…

Pomegranate juice is a true delicacy, with a flavor that is a cross between strawberries and raspberries. It’s great by itself with a little sugar and shaved ice. It can also be made into jelly or a fantastic fruit wine. There’s a tasty reason pomegranates were called the nectar of the gods.

 

POLLINATION

Pomegranate trees are self-fertile and do not require a pollinator.

Landscaping with Pomegranate Trees…..

Pomegranates grow to approximately 12-15 feet tall. The attractive shrubby plants are deciduous, and have glossy dark green leaves. Flowers are flaming orange-red, and may grow singly or in clumps. Add a pomegranate to your shrubbery border or as a fruitful hedge. Pomegranates are self-pollinating, so you can plant only one if you wish. For a hedge, plant 6-9 feet apart and let suckers fill in the gaps.

LANDSCAPING WITH POMEGRANATE TREES Open Me)

Landscaping with Pomegranate Trees…..

LEARN WHERE AND HOW TO PLANT YOUR POMEGRANATE TREES (Open Me)

SITE SELECTION AND CORRECT SPACING FOR POMEGRANATE TREES

Well-drained, sandy loam soils are preferred, but pomegranates will grow on many soil types if good drainage is provided. Pomegranates will grow more vigorously and produce more fruit in full sun. Avoid frost pockets – trees may be damaged by unseasonable frosts.

GETTING THE SOIL RIGHT AND PLANTING POMEGRANATE TREES

Pomegranates prefer alkaline soil (pH 6.5 to 7.0 or higher). If you are in doubt about the acidity of your soil, take a soil sample to the Cooperative Extension Agent in your county for a soil test. Adjust soil pH as necessary. Dig a planting hole approximately three times the width of the pot and at the same depth as the root ball. Set that soil aside and mix it 50/50 with either aged mushroom compost, aged manure, or rotted pine bark & aged manure/compost. Remove the plant from the pot, gently loosen the root ball and place in the planting hole. To avoid burying too deep, make sure plant is positioned with the top most roots at the soil line. Fill the planting hole with the mix of soil and organic matter; gently tamp it in.
Water thoroughly to settle the roots and eliminate air pockets. Do NOT put fertilizer in the planting hole. Only apply fertilizer if it is the correct time of year (see Fertilization section below). If desired, construct a water basin around the base of the tree approximately 36 inches in diameter. Mulch in spring and summer with approximately 4-6 inches of mulch. Pull mulch a couple of inches away from the trunk for good air circulation.

LEARN HOW TO FERTILIZE AND WATER YOUR POMEGRANATE TREES (Open Me)

FERTILIZING POMEGRANATE TREES

The type of fertilizer you choose may be chemical or organic. Make sure that the fertilizer contains iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, molybdenum, copper and boron. These minor elements are very important to plants and most soils are low in these elements. Application rates vary according to age of plant.

See chart below.

FERTILIZING POMEGRANATE TREES
10-10-10 or 10-0-10 with minerals 1 cup per each year of trees life

-Max out at 9 cups on Mature Trees

Espoma Citrus Tone

(Organic)

 

6 cups for 1 year old

10 cups for 2 year old (4-6ft)

18 cups for 7-9ft tree

24 cups for tree over 9ft

Spread the fertilizer evenly under the entire canopy of the plant avoiding a 5-inch area around the trunk. Water or rake in. For Zones 9-10, fertilize 3 times each year in late February, late May and late July/early August. For plants further north (Zones 7-8b), fertilize in March or after bud break. Never fertilize after August (June in Zones 7-8b) as this will promote new growth late in the year which will be subject to freeze damage.

WATERING POMEGRANATE TREES

The first year is the critical time for the establishment of a new pomegranate. Water thoroughly twice a week on light soils and once a week on clay soils. Soak the entire root system deeply – this usually takes 40-50 minutes. Pomegranates should receive at least 1 inch of water each week for best growth and fruit production. Water regularly, especially during dry periods. Fruit may drop prematurely if insufficiently irrigated during dry spells.

LEARN HOW TO PRUNE YOUR POMEGRANATE TREES (Open Me)

PRUNING POMEGRANATE TREES

Pomegranates tend to be bushy and sucker from the root. Fruit wood is formed on older wood so it is wise to choose 4 to 6 well spaced out suckers to train into trunks and remove any new suckers as they emerge through out the summer. Prune out crossing and crowed branches to maintain light within the canopy. Pomegranates are best pruned in early spring rather than winter to remove freeze damaged and dead wood. If trunks are heavily damaged to freezes remove and replace with a newly emerging sucker in the summer.

LEARN HOW TO CONTROL INSECTS AND DISEASE ON YOUR POMEGRANATE TREES (Open Me)

Pomegranates have few pests and diseases. Mites can be controlled with sulfur dust in June while scale insects can be controlled with dormant oil during winter when leaves are not present. A neutral liquid copper spray controls leaf spot.

Always remember that good disease resistance begins with the health of the plant. Plants stressed from lack of water, not enough sun or being under fed are more susceptible to disease and insects.  Maintaining good sanitation practices in the orchard is most important. The removal of diseased and dead wood, and picking up fallen or rotting fruit off the trees as it occurs, will go a long way in keeping disease and insects at a minimum. Spray at first sign of an issue, rather than waiting until the problem is out of hand will go a long way to keeping your plants healthy and fruiting properly.