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Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz'

Punica granatum 'Hershkowitz'

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

Hershkowitz pomegranates are harvested from the end of summer. 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.

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Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz' Overview

Hershkowitz Pomegranates are small deciduous trees with glossy green leaves, attractive orange-red flowers, and large-seeded fruit. Hershkowitz is an early season variety and is fairly drought tolerant, but flourishes when watered well.

Common problems with Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz'

Pomegranate butterfly, fruit flies, ants, thrips, false codling moth and root rot.

Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz' Companion Plants

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.

How to propagate Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz'

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.

Cuttings

Make 25-30 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.

Special features of Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz'

Drought resistant

Pomegranates are drought tolerant and can be affected by root rot if over-watered.

Pot plant

Pomagranates make good bonsai plants.

Hedge plant

Thick branches and leaves make good hedge that can also be clipped in different forms.

Other uses of Pomegranate 'Hershkowitz'

Culinary

Medicinal

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.

Edible

The fruits and seeds are edible. The seeds are used in cooking, baking, as garnishes, and in various beverages.