Growing pomegranate from seeds-Growing pomegranates from a seed is not the best way to propagate these plants. Since you don't know what they were pollinated with, there is no way of knowing what you are going to get. You may not see fruit for about 4 years, it may be a waste of time and effort, to me this is half the fun to see what you may end up with.
I've seen many places on the internet where people just throwing seeds on the ground and having them germinate with no effort what so ever, I have tried this a few times under many conditions and it has never worked for me. So I get a little skeptical whenever I see those instructions somewhere. This is the way I grow pomegranates from seeds, I usually have about an 80% germination rate.
1. Take some seeds and make sure there is no pulp left on them at all. Any fruit left on them will encourage mold and stop your seed from germinating. I've put them in the refrigerator and freezer for a weeks, this works, but is NOT necessary.
2. Place the seed in a jiffy pellet or just about any other growing medium. I usually place the seed right underneath the surface, but never more than 1/4 inch. To make sure your seeds don't dry out keep them covered. The longer they stay over 80 F, the faster they will sprout. I keep mine upstairs where it is always warm. Most of pomegranates will start growing within a month, sometimes within 13 days. Commercial seed starting kits work just fine.
*seeds do not need to be soaked in water for 24 hours prior to planting
* taking a razor and barely nicking or cutting the seeds will help with germination (make sure not to cut to deep)
Growing pomegranates from cuttings (summer)
Growing pomegranates from cuttings (dormant)
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