Plant ID forum: Pomegranate (Punica granatum)

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Name: Horseshoe Griffin
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Horseshoe
Jun 12, 2012 9:03 AM CST
This photo was sent to me for an ID but I'm lost on it. Sure is pretty, isn't it?

Any ideas, please?

Shoe
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 12, 2012 9:04 AM CST

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Pomegranate, but which one?
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jun 12, 2012 9:47 AM CST
Pomegranate? Hmmm, I've never seen one growing before. I'll go search around a bit.

Thanks, Dave.
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 12, 2012 9:49 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you. Maybe someone else will recognize the cultivar.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jun 12, 2012 2:26 PM CST
Heck, I'm just happy to know it is a pomegranate! I'd never seen one before. Sure would be nice to grow our own though, eh?

Thanks again.

I will mention this...

Although I had the Plant ID forum on my watched list I seldom popped in here till today. What a great forum to peruse. I've learned quite a bit looking around. I hope others soon realize it is more than just plant identification but a place of nice photos, great helpers, good knowledge being shared. The threads are like mystery stories with a caption, a subject, the queries, the possible chances and choices, and then the clues that solved the mystery. Pretty entertaining!

Shoe (off to putter)
Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 12, 2012 2:36 PM CST
I agree, Shoe! This really is an interesting forum for just browsing. Ha, I should have recognized that pomegranate; we used to steal fruit off the one our neighbors had when we were kids. Hilarious!
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 12, 2012 3:01 PM CST

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I agree This forum is one of my favorites.

We got a pomegranate this year and we're excited about it. Garnet Sash is the cultivar we have. Hardy to zone 8.
Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
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Horseshoe
Jun 12, 2012 3:22 PM CST
Woofie, you stole pomegranates? All I tried to run off with was a citron, thinking it was a watermelon. Gunshots ensued but I made it away, only to find out "this watermelon has something wrong with it". No fair.

Thanks, Dave. I suppose I could grow a pomegranate in a container and put it in the g-house for the winter. My daughter loves 'em!!

Happy Day, All
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Jun 12, 2012 3:28 PM CST

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I bet you could do that, Shoe. There are a few varieties that stay pretty small (Garnet Sash is one of them) and they also handle pruning quite well.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Jun 12, 2012 3:40 PM CST
Lovely photo Shoe! Occasionally I see Pomegranate plants for sale at our Wal-Mart Garden Center and have thought about buying one but never have. It's been years since I've tasted Pomegranate seeds but I remember liking them a lot so I ought to buy a plant and see how it fares in a container.

I hope you will upload your photo to the database:

Punica granatum (Pomegranate): Pomegranates (Punica granatum)
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Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 12, 2012 3:41 PM CST
Technically, Shoe, I don't think we were stealing the fruit; the landowner didn't mind. But I'm sure we were trespassing! The person renting the house where the pomegranate lived didn't appreciate, er, visitors. At least we didn't get shot at! Hilarious!
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JRsbugs
Jun 12, 2012 4:05 PM CST
Punica granatum has more than 500 named cultivars


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pomegranate#Cultivars

That's an amazing plant! I remember sucking on the seeds as a kid. I also remember seeing huge Citrons hanging like footballs on trees in someone's orchard, I think they were a fairly new thing then.

It was mulberries from a huge tree, not quite ripe peaches, and green walnuts which we feasted on at a derelict house when the school bus was very late one day and we all decided to take a walk. The bus went past as we went along the road so we hid behind the bushes. Then because I had missed a day at school I had to get my mum to write a letter saying why, but until then she hadn't know what we were up to! Rolling on the floor laughing

Name: Horseshoe Griffin
Efland, NC (Zone 7a)
And in the end...a happy beginning!
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Horseshoe
Jun 12, 2012 4:40 PM CST
Hah! That must've been a fantastic day for you, Janet! Very fun, eh? :>)

woofie, if us kids were "stealing" I think it was fun for the adults. I have no doubt they could see each and everyone of us, pretending to be Indians or hobos and finding our food. And the gunshots, no doubt those were straight up in the air just to see how fast we could increase our speed and not drop our bounty! :>) Besides, I had fire-engine red hair back then, a red flag give-away! Who could hide with hair like that?

Lin, the photo isn't mine but used with permission. If there is an "unknown cultivar" section of pomegranates I'll invite the photographer to ATP and let her add it. After all, she may have many other photos of such good quality, eh?

Dave, thanks. Off to google Garnet Sash!

Shoe



Name: woofie
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woofie
Jun 12, 2012 4:57 PM CST
Hey, Shoe! Invite the photographer anyway! The more the merrier! Smiling
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Name: Vicki
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vic
Jun 12, 2012 5:09 PM CST
I agree
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crittergarden
Jun 22, 2012 9:41 AM CST
Shoe -
GUNSHOTS??????
yikes.
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