Pomegranate is a member of the berry family and belongs to the ‘Punicaceas’ family. It is one of the most popular fruits, which is cultivated for food, juice, flavor and color. The name pomegranate is derived from the French words ‘pomme garnete’, which means seeded apple. Pomegranate is believed to have originated in Iran over 4000 years ago.
Every pomegranate fruit is composed of exactly 840 seeds. The inner membranes and rind is not consumed due to the high acid content, but are often used by the cosmetic companies as an active ingredient in the skin care products. The pomegranate tree bears numerous bright red colored, spherical shaped fruits of different colors like red, orange, yellow and purple, depending upon the cultivar. The fruit has a thick, leathery, red skin, which protects the pinkish red arils and seeds. The inside is separated by thin, white spongy membranes. Each section is packed with tiny, edible, sweet and juicy pink arils. Not just the arils, but the leaf, fruit, rind, bark, seed and root are also edible and have potential medicinal benefits.
The true Rocket, which has a stronger flavour than the cultivated variety, ideal for salads and garnish. Deep green, serrated foliage produced in abundance which should be picked in succession.
Seed tapes are the easiest way to sow vegetables, the seeds have been incorporated in a bio-degradable paper tape which ensures the correct spacing and minimises the need for thinning. The seeds simply germinate through the tape in position.
TURBO 840 is recommended for main season production.
Approximately 7 male flowers develop for every female flower. When flowers appear, 2 to 4 bee hives should be placed per ha.
Large, uniform elongated fruit with weight of 10 – 13kg. The rind has a medium green colour with light green stripes. The flesh has a deep red colour and crisp texture, with very good flavour and high brix.
4,000 to 8,000 plants per ha
IR: Fusarium (Fon) 1 and Anthracnose (Co) 1.