With the overwhelming popularity of this healthy fruit, it was just a matter of time before an indoor pomegranate tree was introduced to gardening enthusiasts. This tree, more commonly known as the dwarf pomegranate tree, is about the same size as most indoor fruit specimens. It tops out at four feet and spreads about three feet wide, making it an ideal addition to even the smallest of living spaces.
The pomegranates are sweet and juicy, with a unique purple tinged color. The tree itself is hardy, drought resistant, and very easy to care for. The tree is good looking too! Leaves are tinged with red tones and blooms appear throughout the summer.
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Your tree should produce fruit anywhere from twelve to fifteen months after you receive it. We recommend watering the tree weekly, but be careful not to over water. This in fact is one of the biggest causes of failure with indoor trees. Typically, leaves will turn yellow if the tree is taking on too much water.
A good way to tell if you’re watering too much (or too little) is to do an index finger test. Stick your index finger into the soil as far as your finger allows. Is your finger totally dry when you remove it? If it is, it’s time to water the tree. If your finger is moist or damp, hold off for another day or two. The main thing to remember is this – these types of trees do not like sitting in a puddle of water. The soil should be on the dry side of moist after watering, not soggy or drenched.
Enjoy Fresh Pomegranates From Your Own Indoor Tree
Benefits of Pomegranates
Pomegranates have been getting all sorts of positive press in recent years. It’s known as the “wonder fruit”, and all sorts of supplements and juices are now made from pomegranates. In fact, a pomegranate martini is one of the more popular adult beverages in stylish establishments these days!
In terms of specifics, pomegranates are full of healthy anti oxidants, which serve to lower bad cholesterol and prevent arteries from hardening. Pomegranate seeds are well known to mirror the positive effects of aspirin, while serving to keep your blood from forming unhealthy clots.
In our opinion, pomegranate seeds are the best part of the fruit! You can easily scoop them out of the flesh and either eat them as a stand alone or sprinkled into a green salad. They offer the sweet taste of a cranberry, but without the tartness. You can also toast them if you like, but we prefer them fresh and right out of the fruit.
You’ll notice the difference between the ultra fresh pomegranates grown on your own indoor tree vs. those you buy in the stores. For one, they will be sweeter and two, you can leave them on the tree to fully mature. Most people don’t realize pomegranates are picked before they’re fully ripe by traditional growers, since this allows time for wholesale activities and ultimate delivery to your local store.