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Pomegranate 'Angel Red'

Punica granatum 'Angel Red'

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

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'

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. Repot into pots.

Special features of Pomegranate 'Angel Red'

Drought resistant

The plant is drought tolerant once established.

Pot plant

Pomegranates can be made into bonsai trees with beautiful flowers and interesting stems.

Hedge plant

Thick branches and many leaves make a good hedge that can be clipped into a neat display.

Other uses of Pomegranate 'Angel Red'

Medicinal

Fruit is a good source of vitamins and minerals and high in fibre.

Edible

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.