The pomegranate is a naturally dense, deciduous, bushy, multi-stemmed shrub that typically grows to heights of 10 to 12 feet and bears highly coloured fruit with many juicy seeds inside.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF POMEGRANATE
Pomegranates have been found to cut the risk of prostate cancer.
Eating pomegranate seeds can help fight inflammation and the related inflammatory disorders.
Pomegranates work wonderfully well in strengthening the gums and fastening loose teeth.
Pomegranate Seeds Boost Digestive Health
CHARACTERISTICS OF POMEGRANATE
Common name: Pomegranate, Granate Apple
Botanical name : Punica granatum
Category: Edible Fruits and Nuts, Trees
Water Requirements: Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Spacing: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Sun Exposure: Sun to Partial Shade
Bloom Colour: Red-Orange
Bloom Time: Mid Summer
Foliage: Evergreen, Deciduous, Good Fall Colour
Propagation Methods: From herbaceous stem cuttings, from hardwood cuttings, from seed;
direct sow after last frost, By simple layering.
Seed Collecting: Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing, Seed does not store well;
sow as soon as possible.
Word Of Caution: Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling
USES OF POMEGRANATE
Pomegranates are used in cooking, baking, meal garnishes, juice blends, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine.
Pomegranate can be used to give a glistening effect on the skin. It can fight against nasty pigmentations, dark spots and ageing effects that imparts dullness to your skin.