Wonderful is part of the Punica genus and is a Pomegranate variety. Its scientific name is Punica granatum 'Wonderful'. This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours: Indian red.
Often found in grocery stores grown in the USA. Sweet taste with less tang than other varieties.
Attractive shrub or small tree. The edible fruits are a good source of fiber and they are high in potassium and vitamin C. Contain antioxidants, which are useful for the prevention of heart disease and certain cancers. They like cool winters and hot summers.Wonderful grows as a Perennial and is a Fruit. Being a Perennial, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater). Wonderful normally grows with a tree-like habit. Expect blooming to occur in late spring.
United States is believed to be where Wonderful originates from.
Typically, Wonderful Pomegranate is normally fairly low maintenance and can thus be quite easy to grow - only a basic level of care is required throughout the year to ensure it thrives. Being aware of the basic growing conditions this plant likes (soil, sun and water) will result in a strong and vibrant plant.
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How to grow Pomegranate 'Wonderful'
Water newly planted trees weekly for the first few months, until roots are established. Mature trees are drought tolerant, however, during blooming and fruiting periods watering will encourage even growth and better quality fruit. During the first three to five years the tree may drop immature fruits. This is normal and will resolve itself as the tree matures.1Plant in a location that enjoys full sun and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Wonderful is thought of as half hardy, so it will need cloching or fleece protection when the temperature dips.
Growing Wonderful from seed
Make sure the seeds are completely clean before sowing. Even when clean, there is a constant battle against mold. Be vigilant. A drop of rubbing alcohol got rid of any mold spots I saw.
Keep seedlings moist and humid, but with air flow. I put mine on a vent with a clear grocery bag over. The bag was open enough for air flow, but closed enough to keep humid. It’s a delicate balance, but possible.
Harvest fruit in September which is when they will be red in color.Expect harvests to start to occur in mid autumn.
Pomegranate 'Wonderful' information
How long does Wonderful take to grow?
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