DO'S & DON'TS OF CROP POMEGRANATE
Dos & Don’ts in Promegranate Production
- Pomegranate plants should be essentially grown in places where lots of sunlight
- The pomegranate does best in well-drained ordinary soil, but also thrives on calcareous
or acidic loam as well as rock strewn gravel.
- The plant should be allowed to retain 4 main stems from the ground level.
- Since pomegranate plants take 4-5 years to come into good bearing low growing vegetables,
pulses or green manure crops can be taken up as intercrops.
- Early harvesting should be done not allowing fruits to crack.
- Spray of calcium hydroxide on leaves in fruits initiating after fruit set.
- Maintain soil moisture and do not allow wide variation in soil moisture depletion.
- Cultivation of tolerant types.
- Pomegranate planting is to be done at 4.5 x 3.0 m distance (i.e. 740 trees/ hectare)
- For growth of trichoderma in the soil, apply the FYM @ 2 kg / tree for every two