(Pomergranate)

MORPHOLOGY

SIZES
Shrub. Tall till 6 m.

LEAF
Deciduous. Brilliant and light green colour, lanceolate shaped, with big pinky flowers.

BARK
Smooth with squamous formations that replace themselves annually.

ROOTHS
Superficial and not so aggressive.

FRUIT/SEED
Inside the fruit, the pomergranate.

LAND REQUIREMENT
Big resistaint to various class of soils.

CLIMATE
Mediterranean. Resistant to low temperatures of -10ºC following cold endurance.

USES

Punica granatum is a good option for:

  • Areas that do not allow big size trees.
  • Sizes and features of Punica Granatum allow its employment in any class of area and soil, cold areas excepted, in wich it can be locate in frosty saved areas.

LOGISTIC AND MAINTENANCE

  • Excess of humidity in the soil doesn’t help it.
  • It tolerates very well Mediterranean climate dryness and it keeps in good health with low level of nutrients.
  • It well put up with drastic pruning.

PRECAUTIONS

  • Perceptive to iron and magnesium deficiency, especially in calcareous soils where, very often, these elements are thwarted. For chlorosis correction use chelates.
  • It benefit from preventive treatment in copper base.
  • Heightened sensibility to aphid plagues. Preventive treatments in specific insecticide base are well-reccomended.

CURIOSITIES

Scientists affirm that the first to farm the mentioned tree was the Phoenician peopleGreecs, and thereof its name “punica” belongs, whereas the “granatum” species belongs from latin “granatus”, that means grain.
Its fruit, the pomergranate, have lots of healthy properties, among which one for digestive system and one against ulcer.

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