Pomegranate Bushes – Seeds

Q: My pomegranate bushes are bending over with fruit this year and my friend is wondering if he can grow any from seed.

A: It’s relatively easy to grow pomegranate from seed.. Harvest the juice-filled seed sacs from a fully ripe fruit and mash them through screen wire to separate the seed from the juice. Dry the seeds on a paper plate. When fully dry, separate the seeds from other debris and store them in a cool dry place until spring. Plant in a sunny bed in early May. The seed need only be covered by a thin layer of soil. Keep moist and sprouts will occur in six weeks. Maintain the plants through the summer and transplant in fall.