Ken W Wilson wrote:Dan, did the Oklahoma seeds give you any plants? I think you're the only one here who is close to being as far north as I am. I'm 90 miles south of Kansas City. I'm determined to plant one or two this spring. I haven't picked a variety yet.
Tracy West wrote:Do you sell cuttings or seeds? We had pomegranate in AZ before we moved to NC and its my husband's favorite fruit. I really didn't think it was possible to grow in the SE!
Dan Boone wrote:Pomegranates seem to be rare here in Oklahoma, although I hear sporadic reports of thriving trees in one or another distant county. However, this morning my sharp-eyed sister (who also has better color vision than me) alerted me to a thriving pomegranate tree in the nearest town to where I live. She described the location and I was skeptical, because I've driven by it 1000 times and never seen it. But following her instructions, I drove by again and sure enough! A thriving 14-foot many-stemmed tree with about 50 small pomegranates on it. Many were split open and fallen (we just got a huge rain and wind storm that followed a long dry period) so when I walked past on foot I was able to pick up a broken fruit right off the sidewalk.
I've got two-year-old seedlings from random California supermarket pomegranates, but I'm not at all assured they'll thrive here. I can't tell you how happy I am to have local seeds from a variety proven under local conditions. Of course, I'll never know what variety it is...