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Q.Pomegranate Diseases

Zone Concord, CA 94521 | Anonymous added on September 20, 2021 | Answered

Hi, I have a huge pomegranate tree (see attached) that I have had for many years. Each year I find different issues with the fruit. This year besides the squirrels, birds, and insect pests I have this happening on all of the fruits. Also, I used to get sweet tasting kernels but the past year all of the ripe pomegranates have tasted sour. Any advice you can give me would be so appreciated. I live in Northern Ca. Lisi Norris Lisinorris45@yahoo.com

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Answered on October 5, 2021

Pomegranates should be pruned each year and suckers removed. I've included a link to information about pruning.

The photos could indicate insect feeding or sunscald. The sour taste could be due to the degree of ripeness or perhaps some nutritional aspect is lacking. I've included fertilization information to help with next year's crop.





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