[NAFEX] Pomegranate

MARIE ASHTON bwoodtx at verizon.net
Sun Dec 4 10:05:13 EST 2005

I have you down. Pomegranate cuttings are probably one of the easiest plants 
too root. Where you are located in zone 8 you have two choices stick the 
10-12" cuttings in a rooting hormone (12,000ppm) and stick in the ground 
(cultivated) until only the top 3 inches is above ground. Second if you want 
a more controled enviorment, use a sterilized rooting medium (you should be 
able to buy such at a garden center or make your own with perlite, sand and 
peat-sterlized and make sure you container is sterlized or new) put in a 
semi-closed enviorment or put a plastic bag over all with light and bottom 
heat (75-80 degrees) or in a heated room, keep moist but not wet wet. I 
usually get a little better rooting percentages by putting in the ground but 
people in any colder zones do not have that choice available. I will give 
more detailed instructions when the cuttings are sent. Thanks for your 
Richard Ashton
7b/8a Central Texas

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "John Emmett" <jlemmett at iinet.com>
To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
Sent: Sunday, December 04, 2005 1:51 AM
Subject: [NAFEX] Pomegranate

> Please put me on your list,  I would be delighted to participagte.
> John Emmett
> Date: Sat, 03 Dec 2005 20:05:24 -0600
> From: "MARIE ASHTON" <bwoodtx at verizon.net>
> Subject: Re: [NAFEX] Pomegranate
> To: "North American Fruit Explorers" <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
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> The early fruiting pomegranates should give you a better yield, I am
> sure
> not enought summer heat and humid conditions are the problem. The early
> fruiting Central Asian varieties should be the best bet. As cold
> hardiness
> is not the problem with your location, I would suggest a Sweet, Soft-
> Seed
> variety such as "Sumbar" or "Sverchranniy". If you want to test these
> varieties let me know and I will put you on my list for cuttings in
> february, all I ask is postage and a report back sometime in the
> future. As
> you have sent your address all that is needed is a affirmative
> reponsive and
> I will try to get the cuttings to you then.
> Richard Ashton
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Emmett" <jlemmett at iinet.com>
> To: <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>
> Sent: Saturday, December 03, 2005 5:53 PM
> Subject: [NAFEX] Pomegranate
>> The discussion of pomegranates is very interesting to me.  I live in
>> the hills (700 ft elevation) above Vancouver, Washington (USDA zone
>> 8-) and have been trying to grow 'Wonderful' for the last 9 years.
>> We have a southern exposure and a very sheltered location.  While the
>> plant seems  hardy, grows well and produces a moderate amount of
>> blossoms, we only get a 5-8 very small to mid-sized pomegranates.
>> The blossoming is very late as compared with our peaches and apples.
>> The Asian/Middle-eastern pomegranates under discussion may blossom
>> earlier or have a shorter growing, either of which might allow me to
>> grow them here successfully.  I would greatly appreciate any
>> information on obtaining some of these varieties to test here.
>> Thanks you.
>> John L. Emmett
>> 22721 NE 123rd Circle
>> Brush Prairie, WA  98606
>> jlemmett at iinet.com
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