How to Grow Pomegranate from Seeds


The pomegranate is valued for its health benefits and vibrant color, as well as tart flavor. It is native to India and grows as a shrub. In order to grow a pomegranate from seeds, it is best to obtain a pomegranate and use one of the several dozen seeds from within the fruit. Start the seed in a pot indoors so you can eventually transplant the matured plant outdoors when it is strong.

Step 1

Remove the seeds from the inside of the pomegranate, wash them by hand and let them sit out on a paper towel to dry out for about three to four days. They are more likely to germinate when dried out.

Step 2

Fill a planter pot with regular potting soil, and plant the seeds about 1/2 inch into the soil, 2 to 3 inches apart.

Step 3

Put the pots in a sunny windowsill. Water generously so that the soil is completely moist but not soaking wet. The best way to do this is to water in increments at one time. Pomegranate seeds should germinate within two weeks. If they don't by three weeks, then re-do the process and try again.

Step 4

Cut away sprouts after they germinate that look weak or shorter than the other seedlings. About a month after planting (two weeks after germinating) the seedlings should be several inches tall.

Step 5

Keep the pomegranate pots indoors in the sunny area until they are about two feet tall. This should happen within two to two and a half months. After they are 2 feet tall, transplant them to larger pots, or you can transplant them outdoors. If you plant them outdoors, remember to put them in lots of sunlight. They also need warm temperatures in order to flourish, so it may be best to keep them in the pots to bring them indoors and outdoors accordingly as temperatures change.

Things You'll Need

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Paper towels
  • Pots, medium and large
  • Potting soil
  • Water
  • Sharp scissors


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