Pomegranate is a fruit praised by health experts as a vitamin-filled antioxidant. It appears in everything from yogurt to juice blends and even soft drinks. The pomegranate tree is native to Southeast Asia and has spread all through Europe; it was introduced into the United States by Spanish missionaries. The best way to propagate pomegranate trees is from hardwood cuttings, but growing them from seed also is a common and relatively simple process.
Remove the skin from a pomegranate with a knife. Remove as much outer pulp as you can and rinse all the juice off the seeds. Let them dry and then store in a plastic baggie until spring.
Fill a small pot with potting mix and plant the pomegranate seeds, no more than two or three to a pot. Make a hole with your finger, about a half inch into the soil, and put in the seed. Put the pot in a windowsill that gets at least six hours of sunshine a day, and keep the soil moist. The seeds should sprout in about two months.
Prepare an outdoor bed in full sun and with good drainage. Break up the soil with your shovel to a depth of about 6 inches; mix in topsoil and smooth over with a rake.
Wait until seedlings reach a height of about 2 inches, and then transplant into their outdoor home. Water thoroughly as soon as they are in the ground, and then water again every few days for the first two or three weeks, until the plant is established. After that, water once a week and fertilize lightly with ammonium sulfate three or four times the first year.