Important highlights for planting pomegranate sapling

Updated on: 25 May 2021 - 15:45

First, implement an orchard’s map on the land by squaring up and pegging up. Then, locate and mark the precise planting location of saplings. The best way of planting pomegranate is in rectangle shape at a distance of 4*2 m, and as required in lands which have high surface water level implement rectangle way by lister planting system. 

Before planting saplings, eliminate broken, wounded, and damaged roots by appropriate pruning.

Appropriate pruning of broken roots

And for preventing root contamination to diseases, sapling roots should be immersed in disinfection solution according to the following instruction, and then be planted.

Disinfecting pomegranate root by peralinage solution

Benomyl pesticides or similar fungicides poisons 300g+ clay 10 Kg+ manure 10 Kg+ water 100 l for each sapling pot. Then, untie tangled roots by hands.

The pit should be 2 to 3 times wider than the ball root.

Planting pomegranate sapling

And planting depth should be in a way that the grafting zone locates at least a few cm over the soil surface. During excavation dump upper soil at the depth of one shovel on one side and lower soil at the other side of the pit, and mix the separated upper soil of the pit with the same volume of compost and dump it in the bottom of the pit.

Upper soil and lower soil
Mixture of upper soil and compost

Dump some mixed land’s surface soil with manure compost into the pit, then plant saplings directly into the pit that grafting zone or cutting tip should be placed a knuckle upper than the soil surface. Fill the pit with soil and remove the air and spaces around roots by stepping. Irrigate saplings immediately and fasten them to a guard.

grafting zone or cutting tip should be placed a knuckle upper than the soil surface
Remove the air around the sapling
Irrigate sapling
Fastening sapling to a guard


  • Orchardists for buying saplings should note that the intact sapling must have seed registration and certification institute label of the agricultural research center and they should buy them from nurseries that have the license of the agricultural engineering organization.
  • Although old saplings might yield sooner they are not economical because of displacement losses and the possibility that they weren’t pruned or shaped desirably.
  • In choosing the appropriate (fit) variety, it is necessary to note adjustment to the special climate conditions of that region, soil conformity with the orchard conditions, pollination conformity of varieties with each other, economical problems, transport and storing possibility, selling the crop at reasonable prices.

Trees should be planted in rows so that orchard’s growing and harvesting operation in the future could be implemented easily and the utilization feasibility of different types of machinery in poison spraying and eliminating weeds could be possible.