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Pomegranate 'Indian Bachwa'

Punica granatum 'Indian Bachwa'

Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

3m

5m

Min

2m

5 years to reach maturity

Fruiting

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Indian Bachwa fruit is harvested in April and May. Fully grown pomegranates are 5-12 cm wide and ripe fruits will make a metallic sound when tapped. Harvest fruit by using pruning shears to clip the thick stem off at the base of the fruit.

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Pomegranate 'Indian Bachwa' Overview

Indian Bachwa is a red skinned pomegranate with sweet, slightly tangy juice. Pomegranate flowers take about 6 months to be ready as mature fruits. Pomegranates are small deciduous trees with glossy green leaves, orange flowers and large-seeded​ fruit.

Common problems with Pomegranate 'Indian Bachwa'

Pomegranate butterfly and bark eating caterpillars are the most common pests found. The fruits are susceptible to the fruit fly. Fruit spot and fruit rot are common fungal diseases and should be sprayed with pesticides regularly.

Pomegranate 'Indian Bachwa' Companion Plants

Pomegranates requires 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.

How to propagate Pomegranate 'Indian Bachwa'

Cuttings

Make 25-50 cm hardwood cuttings from one-year-old wood or suckers and plant directly or transplant after a year with bare roots.

Layering

Air layer parent plants and transplant suckers.

Seed

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.

Other uses of Pomegranate 'Indian Bachwa'

Culinary

Edible

The seeds of the fruit are edible and can be eaten fresh, cooked, baked, as a garnish, in smoothies, and in alcoholic beverages.