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Pomegranate or Anar plant is a long-lived deciduous plant bearing bright red flowers and a delicious round fruit with hundreds of seeds.
The pomegranate, also known by the name Anar in India, is a long-lived deciduous plant bearing bright red flowers and a delicious round fruit with hundreds of seeds.
It can be pruned to a tree or be left as a shrub. Not only does the pomegranate act as a treat to the fruitarian, they also add a bright splash of colour if grown in a garden.
The seeds sprout at normal room temperature. The plant grows well in sunlight and needs regular watering.
The tree must be watered deeply about once a week. During very hot months more frequent watering is needed.
Pomegranate plant needs its moisture soil moisture to be maintained at a constant level.
The pomegranate tree grows well in well-drained soil.The temperature of the soil can be brought up a few degrees to make the seeds sprout in half the usual time.
The plant needs to be kept in full sunlight to grow properly. If the temperature falls below 40 degrees Fahrenheit then the plant should be brought indoors and kept by a sunny window.
The pomegranate tree bears bright red or orange coloured flowers. They generally bloom from June to September.
The pomegranate can be trained into trees or can be left as shrubs. They are usually 2ft-10ft in height.
Avoid fertilizing the plant during the first 12 months of its life.
The soil can be fertilized with a half cup of 10-10-10 or any other organic fertilizer.
Pomegranate seeds germinate well at the normal room temperature in about 30-40 days. To cut the time by half, the soil temperature can be increased by a few degrees. The plant can be surrounded with foil and placed under direct sunlight for the seedlings to sprout.
The pomegranate fruit and its juice can be used for culinary purposes. The plant is also used for ornamental purposes because of its brightly coloured flowers.