I live in Southern California and we had a cold winter this year. My pomegranate tree has only one branch that has leaves on it. It's only 2 years old. I can see shoots like the tree was going to leaf but died back. Should I cut off all the branches except the one with leaves? Not sure what to do at this time. It gave beautiful fruit in the 2 years I had it. Thank you. LadyJane
I would wait a little longer, 4-6 weeks, to make sure that the tree doesn't leaf out late. You may get new growth on other areas of your tree as well. If the only part of the plant to survive is the one branch, then consider replacing.
Have old 30+ year old tree I do not want to lose but lately (last 5 years or so) just produces and drops before the fruit is mature. Birds love it when they split though.
Was deep watered in August/September (by mistake this year by mother-in-law) for 12+ hours. I have not watered since. This has been a recurring problem in past years, however. I know as these trees get older they are not as productive. I want to enjoy this tree as long as possible as I feel it is part of our family now.
Over-watering and over-fertilization are the two main reason of pomegranate fruit drop. Hopefully, this will help: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/pomegranate-tree-hold-fruit-60108.html
One over-watering should not have caused serious fruit drop.
Why are the kernels inside my pomegranate a brownish color? The fruit is the size of a large grapefruit and there are no visible pests.
It sounds like it may be heart rot - also known as black heart. Here is more information on the disease:
Can pomegranate trees be planted in Connecticut?
They can be grown in containers and brought indoors for the winter, but they cannot be planted outside year round outdoors where you live.
Do you need two pomergranate trees to produce fruit?
These trees are normally self-fruiting, so you should be getting fruit with just the one. That said, there are a number of reasons why fruiting does not occur. This article will explain: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomegranate/no-pomegranates-on-trees.htm
I took a cutting from a pomegranate tree, treated it with a root hormone and planted it. Unfortunately, there doesn't seem to be any new roots growing and the plant isn't budding leaves. However, the branches and trunk of the tree are still alive, as they are flexible and have the green bark underneath the brown stuff. Would you say the plant has a chance? I planted it in December and recently took it outside due to the better temperatures out.
As long as you are seeing green and it's pliable, then yes, I would say the tree cutting has a chance of surviving. Just continue to care for it as you have and eventually it should begin putting out new growth.
Can I grow a pomegranate tree in Pittsville, Md.? Should it be covered in winter? My fig tree isn't producing fruit. It's 2 yrs old but looks healthy.
Pomegranate trees are considered hardy in zones 7-10, so it should be ok in your area, though wrapping the tree or providing mulch for additional protection will help during winter. Also, make sure that it receives plenty of sunlight and is well protected from winds. This article should help with your fig: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/figs/fig-tree-is-producing-fruit.htm