Pomegranate Won't Fruit - Knowledgebase Question

Name: Lyn Evans
Phoenix, AZ
Question by esrun11667
July 15, 1998
My pomegranate bush had a multitude of flowers on it this spring but has not fruited. It has a southern exposure. I've never grown one of these before but it was here when I bought the house. What are the reasons it might not fruit and how do I care for it?

Answer from NGA
July 15, 1998


Some varieties of pomegranate set fruit, but most don't. Pomegranate is Punica granatum. All have showy flowers, tolerate alkaline soil, and much heat. 'Chico' has double orange-red flowers over a long season, but doesn't set fruit. 'Legrellei' has double creamy flowers heavily striped with coral red, but no fruit. 'Wonderful' is the best known fruiting pomegranate. It bears orange-red single flowers up to 4 inches across, and develops fruit if given ample, deep watering in the spring and summer months. If your's is a fruiting variety, try giving lots of water after flowering. If yours is an ornamental variety, enjoy those double blossoms!

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