When life gives you six pomegranate plants...

Chuck Ellis

Tellico Plains, Tennessee
I haven't had a pomegranate since the fifth grade, back in 1954... back then they were $0.05 each at the local store across the road from my elementary school... inflation has moved them to way beyond my budget now.

Ryan Mooney

Staff member
The Gorge Area, Oregon
I’ll take two. How long before they fruit, I may not have that long:rofl:

I dunno in this case hah. When I had one in AZ it fruited the second year but that was from a 5g plant, not these tiny things. it was also a bit more southern style plant which I ?think? might fruit faster. These are a "cold hardy" variants (Ukrainian/Russian) that's supposed to be good to low zone 7 which in theory we're ok for. I've had the parents of this batch for 2 years, I got them as tiny cuttings and have been babying them up in pots until they were big enough to propagate out so I wouldn't have to risk my root stock for in the ground plants right away. I'm going to baby these up in pots over winter, and do another batch in the spring then start putting them in "likely looking" places.
inflation has moved them to way beyond my budget now
Cheaper to buy a couple plants at this point, although I've gotten them on sale occasionally. I also get some pomegranate molasses from one of the middle eastern stores in the big city and it can add a lot of nice tart flavor to some things (example: https://www.themediterraneandish.com/fesenjan-persian-pomegranate-walnut-stew/, there's also a rhubarb variant I'm fond of https://food52.com/recipes/20926-khoresh-eh-rivas-persian-rhubarb-stew although it's best fresh as the leftovers acquire an unappetizing grey hue they still taste great).