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Superfoods with high level of antioxidants
Pomegranates are one of the latest known superfoods with high levels of antioxidents, vitamin C, potassium, folic acid, fiber and are sugar free!. While the trees are hardy down to -5˚C, the fruit needs a long summer season to fully ripen so are best suited to warmer areas of the country.
Tree grows like a shrub and is very drought, pest and disease resistant once established. Established trees respond well to yearly mulching. Plant in sunny warm sites that has well drained soil.
Expect fruit once tree reaches 3 years old. Fruit takes 5-7 months to ripen after bloom. Fruit ripens during February - April and borne from new growth on tips. Fruit has long storage life (up to 7 months).