Pomegranates grow naturally as a bushy shrub, but may be trained as a small tree growing 12 to15 feet high. Once established, the plants are very tolerant of drought
Some pomegranate varieties to grow in Utah include:
- Early Wonderful
- Utah Sweet (also known as Dixie Sweet)
Pomegranates prefer full sun although, they will grow in part-shade. The sun is needed to produce sugars and reach full flavor. Plants thrive in well drained loamy soil, but don’t require a specific soil type, and do quite well in alkaline conditions.
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