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Pomegranates in Central Florida?

 
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Has anyone had success producing fruit on Pomegranates in Central Florida? I get moderate growth and once in a while a flower or two, no fruit. Are we just too humid?
 
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i think it grows best in dryer climates
in florida i did well with coconut, java plum, strawberry guava. plantains, sea grapes, mango's-- i hate mangos, papaya, all the citrus,
i had a food forest in my yard before it was popular, now they got blueberry that will grow where your at.
not to get off subject but, can't hurt to try something new, if it grows, great if not, oh well
 
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I think the humidity may be the problem, just hoping that someone had come up with something else that helped. I guess it was wishful thinking, because they grew so well in the heat out west, dry heat though.
 
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I have 2 pomegranate trees (bushes, since I don’t train them to a single trunk) in a very humid part of South Texas. One is a dwarf that I bought from Gurneys and came pretty much as a stick and the other is a Sharp Velvet grafted tree that I bought locally at about 5 feet tall. Surprisingly, the 3 foot tall dwarf (that began as a twig) is loaded with fruit and the taller tree hasn’t even had a flower yet. Humidity doesn’t seem to be an issue. That dwarf flowered last year too, but I pulled them off.
 
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The wonderful pomegranate of commerce was originally developed in Florida, and there are some heirloom dooryard varieties that grow well there.
 
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"and there are some heirloom dooryard varieties that grow well there."

Do you know any varietal names? I would love to find some.
 
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https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/pdfs/Southern%2520Heirloom%2520Project%2520_%2520Oct2015.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjy4sH71s7lAhUN7awKHYPBDfgQFjAKegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0CoMYJek0L-BPMvWX4KMyJ

Here is a list with detailed info on quite a few Florida heirloom poms. It's a PDF. Hope it helps. They were probably all random seedlings that did well.  I'm growing poms there from seeds as well.

Of interesting note, some of the oldest surviving poms, 75 to 100 plus years old, are growing next to figs.  Maybe there is some mutually beneficial activity there.
 
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Dan Allen wrote:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&source=web&rct=j&url=http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/pdfs/Southern%2520Heirloom%2520Project%2520_%2520Oct2015.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjy4sH71s7lAhUN7awKHYPBDfgQFjAKegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw0CoMYJek0L-BPMvWX4KMyJ

Here is a list with detailed info on quite a few Florida heirloom poms. It's a PDF. Hope it helps. They were probably all random seedlings that did well.  I'm growing poms there from seeds as well.

Of interesting note, some of the oldest surviving poms, 75 to 100 plus years old, are growing next to figs.  Maybe there is some mutually beneficial activity there.



Thanks for posting this Dan!

I had seen this a while back, and had been looking for it recently but couldn't find it.

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Thanks so much for all that great information. I couldn't ask for more!
 
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