There are many pomegranates that do very well in Central Texas, but one of my personal favorites is the “Wonderful” pomegranate. This brightly flowering shrub is a prolific bloomer in the full Sun garden, it is drought tolerant and very low to no maintenance.
The pomegranate is a delicious healthy fruit that requires a little work to enjoy, but that is part of the fun. If you have purchased a pomegranate at your local market you know they are around $3-4.00 each! Considering I get over 100 each year and find it difficult to share enough of them makes this typically $39.00 plant quite worth it. We have a juicer and like to use the pomegranate straight as a juice or mixed with other fruits from our garden including some herbs to add an interesting component.
There are many medicinal benefits as well such as helping in the prevention of heart disease, lowering cholesterol, stomach problems and is thought to be an antibacterial and antioxidant. It is also about 16% of the daily source of vitamin C , B5, potassium and flavonoids.
So the next time you are considering a large shrub, check out the many Pomegranate varieties recommended for Central Texas, choose a sunny spot, then just sit back and enjoy the many fruits of your pretty minimal labor.
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