SOIL AND CLIMATE
 

Soil

Pomegranate can be grown on a wide range of soils. However, it grows well in medium deep, loamy and well-drained soils having a pH of 7.5.  Heavy soils with poor drainage facilities are unsuitable for its cultivation.

Semiarid climate with mild winters and hot summers are ideal for its growth. Pomegranates can be successfully grown in areas with temperature ranging from 25-400C and an annual rainfall of 500 - 800mm.

Climate

Hot and dry climate during fruit development improves its fruit quality. The plants are affected if the temperature remains below 110C for a longer time. Humid climate during fruit setting adversely affects the fruit colour development, quality and increases pest and disease attack.