The Q&A Archives: Growing POMEGRANATE in Boise Idaho

Question: I'd like to grow Pomegranate for both appearance and fruit. Is it possible to grow them in Boise Idaho (83642)? I'm considering the dwarf varity, does it produce usable friut?


Answer: Dwarf Pomegranate grows in zones 7-10; unfortunately, you're in zone 6. It would be marginal there although you could plant it in a container and move it to a protected site (close to a building, out of the drying winter winds) and have it survive in your region. Although dwarf pomegranate does produce small fruit, it isn't considered edible. I grow the plant and harvest the fruits for decorations... the fruit looks like a smaller version of a regular pomegranate but it never sweetens up enough to be edible.

Best wishes with your landscape!

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