Pomegranate Trees

Split Pomegranite


johnny49 added on February 14, 2012 | Answered

Why do my pomegranates split open before they get ripe?


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Nikki
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Answered on February 15, 2012

Oftentimes this is caused by uneven watering. This can happen when you have long periods of dry conditions followed by a big rainfall, or an abundance of water. The plant is so thirsty that it sucks up water faster than it can grow and the fruit splits. To avoid this, make sure to water evenly and often.

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