- Punica granatum
This pomegranate was donated by Bonsai Society member Pete Daroczy in 2016.
It is an informal upright. The pot is large, round, brown in color and is 8 inches deep.
Pomegranates are native to the Mediterranean climate. It was introduced into Spanish America in the late 16th century and into California by Spanish settlers in 1769.
The fruit is typically in season in the Southern Hemisphere from March to May, and in the Northern Hemisphere from September to February. Pomegranates are used in baking, cooking, juice blends, meal garnishes, smoothies, and alcoholic beverages, such as cocktails and wine.
It can be susceptible to aphids, white fly, spider mites, scale insects, and caterpillars. Treat with horticultural oil or malathion. It can also be susceptible to mold. Treat mold with a fungicide.