There are two types of pomegranate plants from which to choose. You can choose a fruit-bearing variety or you can choose a pomegranate variety that is purely for ornamental purposes. How do you choose the right one for your garden or landscape? The answer to that question depends on several factors.
Questions to Ask Before Buying
There are some questions you need to ask yourself before you run off to the closest nursery to see if they have pomegranate plants for sale.
The answers to these questions will provide some direction for you and help you to decide which variety of pomegranate will be the best choice for you.
A Bit of Pomegranate Trivia…
It’s interesting to note that pomegranate plants have been around for centuries. They’ve been mentioned in many ancient writings (including the Bible and the Torah). This amazingly healthy and beautiful fruit has been the focus of many an ancient people for its medicinal properties and for other reasons as well.
Nowadays, the focus on pomegranate fruit is due to the health benefits it offers for treating and preventing a myriad of medical conditions.
We thought you might enjoy some trivia about the plants too.
About Pomegranate Plants
The leaves of pomegranate shrub are a beautiful green color throughout spring and summer. During the fall, some varieties provide fall foliage in golden hues, easing you into those dreary winter months. They’re an excellent ornamental plant for many areas of the country.
Some varieties produce delicious apple size fruit in the fall. The fruit is versatile and can be used to make juice or tossed into a variety of recipes, including the ever-popular grenadine. It’s an excellent addition to your daily regimen not only for the tangy taste, but also for the health benefits you’ll reap from eating the fruit from the plants.
Pomegranate bushes or trees are an excellent investment regardless of which variety or type you choose. You’re going to love growing these plants in your yard!