Image of a Pomegranate Wonderful tree in flower and fruit.  Sold by Urban Bounty NZ, Pomegranate Wonderful have glossy narrow green leaves, frilly tropical red flowers with a beautiful perfume, and deep red fruit, which grows to the size of an orange when ripe.

Pomegranate (Wonderful) Trees

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If you are searching for a tree with stunning tropical flowers and exotic fruit, then why not try growing a Wonderful Pomegranate in your garden?  Just remember that Pomegranate need a long, hot summer to produce delicious, ripe fruit.

Urban Bounty Wonderful Pomegranate plants come in a 3.5 litre pot.

About Pomegranate Wonderful 

Pomegranates are a fruit that grows on a deciduous tree.  They originated in Iran and northern India, but also became popular throughout the Mediterranean.  In Greek mythology, the Pomegranate featured heavily in the myth of Persephone and Hades - it was thought to have arisen from Adonis' blood.

The Wonderful Pomegranate is the most popular variety in New Zealand.  It has narrow green leaves, frilly orange-red flowers with a delicious perfume, and orange sized deep red fruit.  The fruit is filled with luscious jewel-like seeds, coated in juicy pulp. In the right conditions, this variety grows to between 4 and 5 metres tall, although it can be pruned to encourage a more compact size and shape.

You won't regret growing this eye catching tree in your tropical, Mediterranean or elegant garden.  

Culinary Uses for Pomegranate

Harvest Pomegranate when they are the size of an orange - they stop ripening after picking, but can split or lose flavour if you leave them on the tree too long.  You can store the fruit in your fridge for a long time if you have a glut.  

When you cut open the hard skin of Pomegranate, you will discover the sweet yet tart pearls of deliciousness within.  These must be separated from the white membrane before eating (either raw, or cooked.)  Our tip is to separate the seeds in a bowl of water - the seeds sink, and the inedible white membrane floats.

There are oh so many delicious ways to cook and eat Pomegranate - raw, cooked or juiced.  In Iran it is traditionally used in ash-e-anar (a soup) and fesenjan (a sauce made from the juice and ground walnuts, for drizzling over poultry). In Pakistani cuisine, the dried seeds are used in chutney's and curries.  (The dried seeds can also be mixed into a homemade trail mix for school lunch boxes.)  In Turkey and Greece, the juice and molasses are used in dressings and meat marinades. In our households, we just love the raw seeds tossed through a salad of roasted Kumara, baby Spinach leaves, crumbled feta and dressed with a citrus vinaigrette.

If you have a sweet tooth Pomegranate can be used to make Grenadine syrup for cocktails, or to drizzle over ice cream.  

Growing Conditions - Pomegranate

The most important thing to remember about growing Pomegranates in New Zealand, is that they need long, hot summers to produce fully ripened fruit.  We recommend that you grow your tree in a large glass house, or in the warmest, more sheltered spot in your garden.

Pomegranates are self-fertile.  While you only need one tree to produce fruit, but you will need to attract bees for pollination.  You can attract the necessary pollinators by companion planting Dill, Coriander, Mint, Basil and Thyme nearby.  In the right conditions, you can expect your Pomegranate tree to bear fruit in two - three years.  It flowers in early summer, but the fruit can take six to seven months to ripen, so don't expect fruit in a hurry!

With enough sun and warmth, Pomegranates thrive in most soils, although they do best in fertile and well-drained soil.  Feed and mulch your tree in summer, watering it regularly from the time it starts flowering, to the time you harvest the fruit.  (Irregular watering can result in split fruit).  While this tree tolerates frost, it doesn't do well in windy spots.  

This tree doesn't need much pruning once established.  While it is young, it can be a little scruffy.  Leave the spindly leaders if you would like to grow it into a bush shape, or train them up a cane if you would like to grow your Pomegranate into a 'tree' with a central 'trunk'.  Pruning should be done in winter, when the plant is dormant.  The best time to plant Pomegranates is early autumn through to spring.

We offer a replacement guarantee

To give you peace of mind, we offer a replacement guarantee if your plants do not arrive in good condition.  If there is a problem please let us know as soon as you receive your package and we will work with you to resolve it.

What will postage cost?

Postage varies by region, and by parcel size/weight. 

Customers are asked to choose the correct postage option at checkout (urban or rural). 

If you order a worm farm or garden bed and plants in the same order, the postage for the worm farm will be added to the postage for the other items.  (These items are dispatched from separate locations.) 

If you live in the South Island, Waiheke or Great Barrier Island, please contact us for a custom shipping quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz 

How often do you dispatch?

To reduce the risk of plants sitting in a courier depot over weekends, we usually ship orders on a Monday, Tuesday or Thursday (except public holidays).   

How do you package your products?

We take extra care to water plants well and drain them before sending.  Plants are shipped in specially designed packaging, designed to reduce the risk of damage in transit. Trees and bushes are securely wrapped in paper to reduce risk of soil escaping during transit.  They are well supported with scrunched up paper to prevent movement during transit.  

 

Where do you deliver to? 

We deliver to most locations in the North Island - you can order and make payment via our website, Facebook or Instagram stores.  

South Island, Waiheke and Great Barrier

While we deliver to the South Island, we ask customers in these locations to email us for a quote: info@urbanbounty.co.nz  Shipping to the South Island can be expensive and is extremely variable by location - we like to avoid nasty shocks at checkout! 

We don’t generally ship to Waiheke, Great Barrier except by special arrangement. (Delivery can be expensive, and we want to ensure that our live plants arrive in good condition.)  If items are small and non-perishable (such as seeds) delivery may be possible.  Contact us to discuss options: info@urbanbounty.co.nz

Do you deliver to post office boxes?

Unfortunately live products like plants, garden beds and worm farms can't be delivered to Post Office Boxes. Large items (like garden furniture) are delivered to the nearest freight depot for customer pickup if outside of Auckland.