Pomegranates are well-suited to our desert environment and are easy to grow. In the 16th century, the Spanish brought them to Mexico, Arizona and California.
The botanical name is "Punica granatum". The deciduous shrub, or small tree, grows between 16 to 26 feet tall.
- Pomegranate Cultivars for Arizona by Ursula Schuch and Glenn Wright, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
- Growing Pomegranates by Jeff Schalau, Yavapai County Cooperative Extension
- Pomegranates and the Arizona Story by Glenn Wright, University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
- Consider Adding a Pomegranate to Your Home Orchard by Rick Gibson, Extension Agent, Agriculture