The pomegranate is a shrub native to Asia from the Middle East to the foothills of the Himalayas that commonly grows 6-15' tall. The slender branches start out upright then droop gracefully. Unpruned shrubs have a decidedly weeping or fountain shaped habit. The leaves are shiny and attractive. Pomegranates have beautiful orange-red trumpet shaped flowers with ruffled petals, similar in appearance to carnations. The flowers are about 2-3" across, often double, and are produced over a long period in spring and summer. The fruit is globose, 2-3" berry with a shiny reddish skin. It is filled with crunchy seeds each of which is encased in a juicy, somewhat acidic pulp that is itself enclosed in a membranous skin. 'Vietnam' is an evergreen variety and a heavy producer, with large fruit that ripen throughout the year. It is one of the best pomegranate varieties for use in hot, humid climates such as South Florida.
Pomegranates do best in climates with long hot, dry summers and cool winters. They are not well adapted to culture in Florida. Pomegranates are very tolerant of sandy, clayey, acidic and even alkaline soils. They are also fairly salt tolerant. They need full sun and regular watering, but do best in areas with low summertime humidity. They may grow and flower well in Florida, but often fail to produce many fruits.
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