From the Italian variety, Punica granatum 'Wonderful' is a well fruiting and very hardy plant which produces large, red fruits with purple flesh and numerous red flowers. It has a compact habit with its ultimate height reaching 1-1.5m. The pomegranate cultivar (or sub species) is believed to have originated in the area of Iran East to Northern India, but has been cultivated around the Mediterranean for so long (several millennia) that its true native range is not accurately known. Any established plants will flower freely on any good soil. It prefers a hot position, for example against a south facing wall but will flower in a good protected sunny position. The Large Fruited Pomegranate is easy to grow and is well suitable for the patio where it can be overwintered.
The intended main use of this plant is to grow food for human consumption. We always recommend further research to learn the different ways in which the food source can be prepared and consumed.
|Flower||Bright red - June to September|
|Fruit||Edible - Pomegranates with purple flesh|
|Soil type||Chalk, Loam, Peat, Sand, Silt / Alkaline|
|Rate of growth||Slow|
|Height and spread||1m x 0.8m|
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