The Pomegranate (Punica granatum) is an ancient fruit, native to Iran and widely grown throughout the Middle East and Mediterranean countries. Whilst they are mostly associated with warmer climates, some varieties of pomegranate are hardy down to -20℃, so they can be grown successfully in the UK. However, they require a long, hot summer for the fruits to ripen, so have a much greater chance of fruiting if grown in a greenhouse or poly tunnel. Pomegranates should be planted in a sunny, sheltered spot in well drained neutral/alkaline soil. Alternatively they can be grown in containers. Pomegranates are supplied in pots and unless otherwise stated in the product description are available for despatch throughout the year.