Plant of the Month Recipes – December – Pomegranate

For those who may not know, Pomegranates are these yummy reddish-purplish fruits that vary in taste of a sweet-tart favoring based the degree of ripeness. The seeds of the pomegranate can taste a little sour (like ripe cherries) to fairly share (like uncooked cranberries).

  • When to Plant: Pomegranate shrubs/trees are best planted after your zone’s last spring frost or 8 weeks before your first fall frost. For mot zones this would be in spring.
  • Zone: 7-12, but can b gown outside of these zones in pots indoors or greenhouses due to its cold sensitivity.
  • Where: Needs to be in a hole or pot double the size of the tree and each tree has to be 15 feet between each other. Also, must be planted where it will get full sun.
  • Harvesting: The pomegranate shrub/tree takes approximately 2-5 years to grow fruit and can be harvested as soon as the fruit is ripe.
  • Fun Fact: Pomegranates are classified as a super fruit and means apple with many seeds.

Check out these amazing Pomegranate Recipes!







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