PUNICA GRANATUM L. - POMEGRANATE.|
Pomegranate, granada, anar, granaatappel, grenade, granatapfel, pomo granato, romeira, zakuro, roman zeiro, melo grano.
Punicaceae (Pomegranate family).
Originally from India, Granada is growing up to 20 feet tall with a deciduous foliage.
The glossy, evergreen leaves are short stemmed, oblong and lanceolate.
The showy flowers are orange-red while the fruit is globose, 3 - 4" in diameter and has a tough leathery skin.
Pomegranate has a calyx shaped like a crown. The sweet-sour, edible fruit with numerous seeds (more than 50% of the weight of the fruit), can be eaten out of hand, used in jelly or made into juice.
The juice seems to be beneficial against leprosy.
USDA zone 6 B - 11.
Seeds and cuttings.
Culture Full sun / light shade, good drought tolerance, soil / wide range of soils.
The plant can withstand temperatures to 15° F.
It is also a good container plant.
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