5 years to reach maturity
Angel Red ripens in early 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.
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Pomegranate 'Angel Red' Overview
Pomegranates are small deciduous trees with glossy green leaves, attractive orange-red flowers, and large-seeded fruit. Angel Red is an early ripening pomegranate with a dark red soft skin. The plant produces a big crop of fruit, with soft edible seeds.
Common problems with Pomegranate 'Angel Red'
In general, few pests and diseases affect Angel Red pomegranates. Keep look out for Thrips and false codling moth, though.
Pomegranate 'Angel Red' 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 'Angel Red'
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.
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. Repot into pots.
Special features of Pomegranate 'Angel Red'
The plant is drought tolerant once established.
Pomegranates can be made into bonsai trees with beautiful flowers and interesting stems.
Thick branches and many leaves make a good hedge that can be clipped into a neat display.
Other uses of Pomegranate 'Angel Red'
Fruit is a good source of vitamins and minerals and high in fibre.
The seeds of the fruit are edible and are soft enough to be eaten along with the pulp. The fruit is used in cooking and baking, eaten fresh or juiced.