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Common name: pomegranate, granada, anar, granaatappel, grenade, granatapfel, pomo granato, romeira, zakuro, roman zeiro, melo grano.
Family: punicaceae (pomegranate family).
Originally from India, Granada is growing up to 20 feet tall with a decidious 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.
Medicinal applications: the juice seems to be beneficial against leprosy.
Hardiness: USDA zone 6 B - 11.
Propagation: seeds and cuttings.
Culture: full sun / light shade, good drought tolerance, soil / wide range of soils.
Can withstand temperatures to 15� F.
It is also a good container plant.
Sow February to May. Germinate at 68-86F on the surface of a good free draining, damp seed compost. Cover with a very fine sprinkling of compost or vermiculite, and place in a propagator or seal container inside a polythene bag. Place container in darkness until after germination which can take 1-4 months.