It is so hot at the farm, I can only stand going out in the early morning to water and check out the plants and trees. It is still in the 90's after dark, and did I mention the humidity, which makes it seem much hotter - the heat index they call it on the television. I don't want to know that it feels like 110 degrees outside. It makes it worse.
Nevertheless, my pomegranate shrub/bush is coming along in this heat. First, the beautiful colored flowers.
Then, the petals wither and fall off.
Then the fruit begins to swell.
And here is my adolescent fruit. It's about the size of a golf ball. Last year I only had one fruit and this year many more, though 50% of the fruits failed. I will be gifted with several this year though.
If so inclined, you too can grow pomegranates in a pot (gets too cold here in the winter to plant outside). Just look up Logee's Greenhouse @ www.LOGEES.Com. Be careful though. They have so many things the gardener cannot turn down. Patchouli plant? Vanilla bean orchids? Cinnamon bark plants. A greenhouse full of different citrus trees? It is addicting.