POMEGRANATE - Punica granatum

The pomegranate is an orange-sized fruit with a thickish skin that opens to reveal chambers of brilliant red seeds surrounded by a sac of delicious juicy pulp. Originally from China, they have long been prized in the Mediterranean. Not only do they taste and look great, but the shrub with its small orange flowers and bushy habit is very attractive. The shrub will grow to about 3m, and will grow in most soils and tolerate a temperature range from -5C [when dormant] to any heat we have in NZ. Too much cold will affect the fruit quality though, and a long hot summer is required to set fruit at all. Prune in winter. Fruit ripens late autumn.


Three Varieties


This is a commercially grown variety and performs well in NZ conditions, though it still does best in a Mediterranean type of climate. The plants are cutting grown and should start fruiting in 2.5 - 3 years. SOLD OUT FOR 2020/21


SEED GROWN - Grown from seed from an excellent fruiting plant. Will still produce fruit but may take 5 years.


DWARF - Attractive small bushy shrub with orange fruit prized for the tangy juice. Cold tolerant, but needs hot summer to fruit well. Water well. Grows to 1 metre. SOLD OUT 2020/21

POMEGRANATE - Punica granatum

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Subtropica supplies edible and ornamental subtropical plants to New Zealand. We provide banana,  casana, cherimoyas and unusual fruits that grow easily in our climate. Plants are grown organically without the use of chemical fertilisers or sprays. Plants include Misi Luki, Australian Ladyfinger,casana, cherimoya, casimiroa, white sapote, papaya, pawpaw, Rainbow Valley pawpaw,  lucuma, Chilean guava, tropical guava, babaco, passionfruit, vanilla passionfruit, ligularis, , macadamia, mulberry, tamarillo,, brugmansia, sugar cane, guava, ginger.    We also stock Davidson's plum, fig, Ventura, monstera, myoga,  inga, pepino, turmeric,  cardomom,  cardamom, pomegranate, , tea, kei apple, arrowroot, Chinese quince,  Surinam cherry,  Japanese raisin, lemon grass, Vietnamese mint,  Abyssinian banana, rose apple,  citrus,  lime,aloe vera, pitaya,