Anar ka Ped can be a wonderful addition to the garden, thanks to its bright red flowers and juicy fruits! Let’s have a look at how to grow it!
Anar ka Ped in English is popular as Pomegranate. It is one of the best green specimens that you have in India, as the tree is quite easy to grow and look after. Read on to know all the details.
Anar ka Ped Information
Anar ka Ped can grow upto a size of 15-30 feet and does relatively well in Indian growing conditions. This plant is native to the regions of Iran and the Himalayas in northern India. These trees are also attractive ornamentally with glossy leaves and scarlet red tube-like flowers.
They also are somewhat drought tolerant, which makes them perfect for the sunniest and warm locations. Young trees should be planted from May to July, and it usually takes two to three years to bear healthy and well-mature fruits.
Check Out How to Grow Arhul ka Ped here
How to Plant Anar ka Ped?
You can grow Anar ka Ped in two ways; either by cutting or by seeds. Take 4-6 ich cuttings from a healthy tree and plant it in well-draining soil. Water well and make sure it gets plenty of sunlight.
Growing Anar ka Ped from seeds can be quite a lengthy process, so we would suggest getting a well-grown plant from a nursery instead.
Check Out How to Grow Pomegranates in Pots here
Requirements to Grow Anar ka Ped
If you want your Anar ka Ped to grow best, then choose a location that gets plenty of sunlight all day long. The more sun the tree gets, the better it will be for its growth and fruits.
Do not choose a shady location, as it will limit the development of the tree, and you will get fewer or no fruits.
The tree is not fussy regarding a growing medium and does well in various soils. To boost the growth, amend the soil with plenty of organic matter, vermicompost, and cow dung manure at the time of planting.
Check Out How to Make Potting Soil at Home in India here
Anar ka Ped is drought tolerant, but you will have to take care of the plant till it reaches to about 3-5 feet in height. Water the plant when the topsoil feels a little dry to the touch. Avoid moistening the soil daily.
Anar ka Ped Care
If you have used cow dung manure and vermicompost in the growing medium at the time of planting, then don’t worry about feeding the plant. To boost the size of fruits, you can feed it with a balanced liquid fertilizer once a month.
Pomegranate Tree is usually prone to producing suckers, so remove them as they appear. If you decide not to prune your tree, it will develop a wider spreading bushy, shrub-like form.
Regular pruning of branches in the first few years will help to encourage healthy new shoot development and abundant harvest.
Also, prune away any dead, damaged, and diseased branches from time to time – this will promote good airflow and ensures that the sunlight reaches every part of the tree.
Pests and Diseases
Pomegranate shrubs are easy to grow and are generally unaffected by many pests or diseases. However, they can be attacked by occasional pests such as pomegranate butterflies, thrips, scale, mealy bugs, and whiteflies.
Diseases are rare in well-maintained trees, but leaf spots, fruit spot, twig dieback, dry rot, and soft rot can be a problem.
Harvesting Anar ka Ped
Anar ka Ped prepares to bear fruits after 3-4 years of planting. You’ll know the fruits are ready to be picked by their size and deep red/maroon hue.
Use a pair of pruning shears to cut the stem above the fruit instead of pulling it off. They can be stored for a long time if kept in refrigerators.
Watch the Video Below