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(Punica granatum)

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This deciduous tree is grown for its showy orange flowers, as well as its fruit.  The fruit resembles apples, but are actually berries.  Inside the skin are seeds, each surrounded by a membrane that encloses a juicy pulp (the edible portion).  They have showy flowers in the spring and tart fruit that ripen in August/September.  Once established, applying nitrogen fertilizer can enhance fruit quality and plant vigor.  Pomegranates are self-fruiting so only one tree is needed to produce fruit.