Advice From the Help Desk of the
UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County
MGCC's Help Desk Response: Thank you for your call requesting information on pomegranate tree propagation. The answer to your question is yes! You can take cuttings soon (February in our area), root them and make (eventually) fruiting trees to give to your neighbors. And with some care, it doesn't appear to be too hard. Lucky neighbors!
Following is a link to an excellent and free downloadable “book” on pomegranates on the University of California website, "The Incredible Pomegranate”. Chapter VI, starting on page 65 provides detailed instructions on taking cuttings and rooting them successfully. There is also a wealth of information on all aspects of the pomegranate, from growing to health benefits and recipes. http://ucanr.edu/sites/Pomegranates/files/164443.pdf
THE INCREDIBLE POMEGRANATE PLANT & FRUIT By Richard Ashton With Barbara Baer & David Silverstein Third Millennium Publishing A Cooperative of Writers and Resources
MGCC wishes you well with your pomegranate propagation project… and Happy Holidays too!
Help Desk of the UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa County
Noe: The UC Master Gardeners of Contra Costa's Help Desk is available year-round to answer your gardening questions. Except for a few holidays, we're open every week, Monday through Thursday for walk-ins from 9:00 am to Noon at 75 Santa Barbara Road, 2d Floor, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523. We can also be reached via telephone: (925) 646-6586, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/Ask_Us/ MGCC Blogs can be found at http://ccmg.ucanr.edu/HortCoCo/ You can also subscribe to the Blog (http://ucanr.edu/blogs/blogcore/blogroll.cfm).