Pomegranate Trees
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Pomegranate trees

Zone 92398 | Jane Alkaline added on October 22, 2017 | Answered

For the third year in a row, the seeds never turned red, although the outsides look perfect. Some of the fruit IS sweet, others have no taste. The tree grows in the Mojave Desert, at least 20 years old, poor soil, but I have tried to water at least twice a week, more when temps are above 110 degrees. Last year most of the seeds sprouted before they should have been ripe. Thank you Jane

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    BushDoctor
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    Answered on October 22, 2017

    If your tree is from a seed itself, then the fruit may not be what you would expect it to be. Most fruit is produced from a grafted tree. The temperatures you describe are a little warm, even for this tropical species. If the humidity is low, this can cause issues as well. Here is an article on the care of the tree:
    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/mango/growing-mango-trees.htm

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    Jane Alkaline
    Answered on October 22, 2017

    Thank you Bush Doctor. These are common trees here, this was a grafted Wonderful, and has produced good fruit for a number of years. We can't figure out what has changed,
    Jane

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