April 21, 2022: Answer 8
Dear Neil: My three pomegranate trees make beautiful blooms and tons of fruit. However, the fruit never turns red. It stays yellow and has a very poor flavor. If I leave them longer, they tend to rot. What can I do to get pomegranates? R.P., Tyler.
Pomegranates are lovely landscape shrubs and small trees. While they’re drought-tolerant, fruit production and quality will be improved if the soil is kept moist at all times. The fruit splitting and rot become serious problems many years, and Texas A&M resources online suggest applying a copper-based fungicide on a regular basis during spring and summer, although you may have to do a bit of experimenting yourself as to frequency of application.
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