The pomegranate is a versatile plant but at the same time demanding and has water as its Achilles heel.
Although the “fruit of life” doesn’t dislike the driest areas, it needs regular watering during the dry season to increase the crop yield, quality and fruit size.
But beware, the pomegranate tree dislikes standing water or marshes, therefore requires only small amounts of water to show its full splendor.
Both within the domestic cultivation, or intensive cultivation using potted plants, the approach is identical.
In the house garden you will need to water it once every two to three weeks, while in the field will be necessary to adopt drip irrigation. This technique is also used to monitor the progress of maturation and directing the crop to a more convenient period. Furthermore, drip irrigation with the aid of advanced computerized equipment is used to administer fertilizers through the water supply.

The pomegranate adapts easily even in soils irrigated with high salt content water due to the strong resistance of its tissues to salt. This property is very significant given the devastating effects usually caused by the use of saline water, such as memory, toxicity, decreased quality, reduced absorption of nutrients, and production.

However, it should be noted that in the presence of water with high salt content it becomes even more necessary for drip irrigation to avoid harmful salt concentrations in the soil explored by the roots.

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