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Pomegranate loses flowers and does not bear fruit


Question: Pomegranate loses flowers and does not bear fruit


Beautiful lush pomegranate plant with beautiful flowers, but when it begins to form the fruit falls. Not a pomegranate loses many per day even though the leaves and flowers are beautiful with many stamens.
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Answer: Pomegranate loses flowers and does not bear fruit


Dear Gerry,
pomegranates are trees of Asian origin, they have been cultivated throughout the Mediterranean area for centuries and in the nursery you can find different varieties: there are flower pomegranates, with large and very colorful flowers, and fruit pomegranates, with less showy flowers; among these, some originate from seed, and generally produce small and very sour pomegranates; others, on the other hand, are grafted and produce pomegranates of greater size, which have a decidedly more pleasant taste when ripe. All of these generally produce fruit, although it may happen that the flower pomegranates are not pollinated, and therefore they are not able to produce fruit, or they produce decidedly in a modest number, and with very scarce characteristics (ie small, hard and not very juicy ). Even pomegranates originating from seed often produce few fruits, although in general the problem with these pomegranates is more often in the taste of the fruits, and not in the quantity.
If your pomegranate is from fruit, it may not produce fruit due to problems related to cultivation: these plants are well acclimatized in the Mediterranean areas, and therefore require a lot of direct sunlight, hot summers, and a very well drained soil, which don't hold water. In fact, pomegranates in no way like water-rich, often wet or wet soils; even the young specimens do not need regular watering, but only light waterings in the drier periods of the year. The problem of excessive water can also provoke the premature fall of the fruits, especially if the excesses occur precisely in the period of fruit set.
In addition, not to love water very much, pomegranates do not like fertilizers so much either, and therefore generally we tend to supply a single dose of fertilizer at the end of winter.
To give you an example, if you place a pomegranate on the mixed edge, in a flowerbed close to the turf, which is irrigated daily with the irrigation system, it is likely that this pomegranate will lose all its fruit, due to the excessive watering that derives from the proximity to the lawn regularly irrigated and regularly fertilized with fertilizers rich in nitrogen.