The Acco Pomegranate is a small deciduous tree with glossy green leaves, orange-red flowers, and bright red fruit containing multiple edible seeds. Acco can be harvested from Autumn and has a sweet flavour.
Harvest fruits in Autumn. Harvest seeds by cutting the pomegranate in half, and score each half of the rind 4-6 times. Hold each half over a bowl, and smack the rind. This should cause most of the seeds to fall out.
Remove pulp and place seeds on foil or in a plastic bag to add warmth. Keep moist by placing cotton wool or wet cloth over the seed. They should germinate in 30-40 days. Plant into pots.
Make 25-50 cm hardwood cuttings from one-year-old wood or suckers and plant directly or transplant after a year with bare roots.
Air layer parent plants and transplant suckers.
The plant is drought-tolerant and can be affected by root rot if they receive too much water.
Sometimes used as bonsai because of the beautiful twisted stem and pretty flowers.
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Red flesh around pips are filled with antocyanins and the fruit is high in fiber. It is filled with vitamins and minerals to keep healthy.
The fruits and seeds are edible. The seeds are used in cooking, baking, as garnishes, juice, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages.
Bright red, Red, Orange
Pomegranate butterfly (Virachola isocrates), fruit flies, ants and root rot can cause problems.
Pomegranates require bees for pollination or you will have no fruit. A variety of herbs can attract bees, including dill, cilantro, parsley and mint. Basil, thyme and summer savory also attract bees. Allow the herbs to flower as this will help to attract bees to your garden.