Pomegranate - Griffiths Red
Pomegranate - Griffiths Red
Currently approximately 20cms high, pomegranate trees are semi deciduous and lose some leaves through our winter. They grow new leaves in spring.
The pomegranate, Punica granatum, is an ancient fruit originating in the Middle East and is regarded as one of the earliest cultivated fruits. The popularity the fruit has grown in recent times in Australia and throughout the world. This has been attributed to some extent to the growing evidence that the antioxidants and other compounds in the fruit have major health benefits and may be beneficial in the fight against some cancers.
The pomegranate is very adaptable tree and will grow in regions ranging from temperate to tropical. It is deciduous tree that is generally best maintained at around 2- 3m high but can reach up to 3-5m if it is left unpruned. Like most fruit trees it prefers a well draining soil with a sunny aspect. The attractive trees are frost hardy and make a very ornamental garden specimen. They are suited for growing in large pots and in general will start to fruit once the trees get about 1 metre tall.
Our pomegranate trees are approx 1.2m tall are sun hardened and ready to plant into a larger pot or directly into the ground.
Wonderful is the most widely planted commercial pomegranate variety in California. It has large attractive fruit with a deep purple/red glossy appearance. The arils and juice are deep crimson with a sweet tangy flavour; seeds are small and tender and the rind is of medium thickness. The major supermarkets in Australia usually stock Pomegranate Wonderful fruit that has been imported from the US.
Pomegranates can be used for both fruit and juice. The health food industry is interested in the juice for the high levels of anti-oxidants contained in each fruit. Each fruit can produce as much as 50% of its weight in juice.
How to care for your fruit tree
How to care for your fruit tree
When you receive your fruit trees please unpackage them as soon as possible and give them some water. It is normal for some of the fruit trees to wilt slightly in transit but they will revive quickly with care. Please water your trees everyday.
In a pot: If you are planting your fruit tree in a pot long term we recommend using a 3-50 litre pot . Use premim potting mix or rich garden soil, place a saucer under the pot and grass clippings or mulch around the tree to help the tree retain moisture. Water every 1-2 days continually.
In the ground: Dig a hole 2 times larger than the size of the pot or bag the tree is currently in. Squeeze the pot to loosen the root system before planting. Water well and add mulch or grass clipping around the tree. Water daily for the first year and then after that the tree should be able to sourse its own water through its root system, but continue to observe the tree and water if necessary.
Wait 1 month after planting before fertilising to avoid burning the roots.
Special care instructions for lychee, avocado and bananas, please see the product description for each tree.
Fertiliser: Fertilise your trees once a year in springtime following the correct instructions on the packet.
Pruning: Pruning your tree ecourages new gowth and a bushier growth habit. At the end of summer we recommend pruning the tips of the tree branches by 2-3cms or you can prune the tree to a desired shape.
If you have any care questions please give us a call and we will be happy to assist you.
Brisbane and Gold Coast Metro Suburbs: Free Shipping
Other Areas QLD: Shipping costs may apply based on your location and the number of trees purchased. If there are any additional shipping fees you will be contacted after you purchase and given the option of a refund if you desire.
Other Areas: NSW, ACT, VIC and SA. $30 per order or free shipping if you buy 4 or more trees.
Please allow 7-10 business days for your order to be packed and sent.
If you find a tree you would like to purchase we recommend doing so promptly as often our stock sells out shortly after being listed and then wont be available again until our next re-stock.
Our maximum box size is 1.06m. Some trees may need to be trimmed to fit into the packaging, this does not damage the tree, it encourages the tree to grow new branches and become bushier.
You may not be sent the exact tree pictures on the website but it I’ll be very similar in size and height. All of our trees are grown outside in the sun, so they are fully accustomed to Queensland weather conditions. Due to that, the trees may have minor leaf imperfections from the sun, but the overall health of the trees is superb.
Orders are shipped by courier and usually take 1-3 business days if you are in Brisbane or the Gold Coast and other Metro areas or up to 3 weeks for other locations. Plants are packaged carefully with water in the packaging.
Please follow all care instructions for your tree/s as outlined on the website in the product description of each tree. MOST IMPORTANT IS WATERING YOUR TREE EVERYDAY (preferably in the morning).
If there are any issues when your package arrives please contact us via email at email@example.com for a promt reply.
At Fruitopia Nursery we love plants and we want you to love your plants too, so if there are any issues with your purchase, we’re here to help. Please carefully follow all care instructions for your new plants, paying particular attention to their watering requirements.
If you are unhappy with your purchase in anyway please contact us by email and we will do our very best to resolve the situation.
Depending on the problem we will be happy to offer a refund, partial refund or exchange at our sole discretion.
If your goods are damaged on arrival, please take a photo and contact us immediately via email so that we can follow up the matter with the delivery company.
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