Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center
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Fruit & Nut Research & Information Center

Pomegranate References & Links

Fruit and Nut Information - Pomegranate: (a listing of useful links and pdf files on this website)

Pomegranate Nurseries

Bay Laurel Nursery (
Atascadero, CA Burchell Nursery (
Oakdale, CA Dave Wilson Nursery, (, Hickman, CA – wholesale only
Duarte Nursery (, Hughson, CA
L.E. Cooke Co. (, Visalia, CA 

Additional Resources

UCCE Pomegranate Information: (accessed on Feb. 20, 2013)

Pomegranate Council website: (accessed on Feb. 20, 2013)

UC Davis Postharvest Technology website on pomegranate crops (retrieved February 20, 2013):

UC Integrated Pest Management website on pomegranate diseases (retrieved February 20, 2013):

The following is a useful ANR economic study for establishing and maintaining a pomegranate orchard: Day, K.R., Klonsky, K.M., De Moura, R.L. 2010. Sample Costs to Establish and Produce Pomegranates. University of California Cooperative Extension.  Accessed online February 20th:


Carroll, D.  2010.  Pomegranate Pest Management in the San Joaquin Valley.  Accessed online April 1st:

Chauhan, R.D., Kanwar, K. 2012. Biotechnological advances in pomegranate (Punica granatum L.). In Vitro Cell.Dev.Biol.-Plant 48: 579-594.

Day, K.R., Wilkins, E.D. 2011. Commercial Pomegranate (Punica granatum L.) Production in California. Acta Hort (ISHS)890: 275-285.

Ferguson, L., Glozer, K., Bell, M. 2008a. Pomegranate: Planning the orchard site.UC Regents Davis campus. Accessed online February 20th:

Ferguson, L., Glozer, K., Bell, M. 2008b. Shaping Pomegranates. UC Regents Davis campus. Accessed online February 20th:

Hartmann, H.T., Kester, D.E., Davies Jr., F.T., Geneve, R.L. 1997. Propagation Methods and Rootstocks for Important Fruit and Nut Species.  Page 653. Plant Propagation: Principles and Practice, 6th Edition.  Prentice Hall, New Jersey.

Hepaksoy, S., Aksoy, U., Can, H.Z., UI, M.A. 2000. Determining of relationship between fruit cracking and some physiological responses, leaf characteristics and nutritional status of some pomegranate varieties. In: CIHEAM-Options Mediterraneennes.

Hummer, K.E., Pomper, K.W., Postman, J., Graham, C.J., Stover, E., Mercure, E.W., Aradhya, M., Crisosto, C.H., Ferguson, L., Thompson, M.M., Byers, P., Zee, F. 2012. Chapter 4 – Emerging Fruit Crops. In: Fruit Breeding, Handbook of Plan Breeding 8 (M.L. Badenes and D.H. Byrne editions). Springer Science+Business Media B.V.

Kader, A.A. 2006. Postharvest biology and technology of pomegranates. In: Pomegranates: Ancient roots to modern medicine (N.P. Seeram, R.N. Schulman and D. Heber editions). CRC Press, Boca Raton, Florida.

LaRue, J.H. 1980. Growing Pomegranates in California. University of California Division of Agricultural Sciences, Leaflet 2459.  Accessed online February 20th:

Melgarejo, P., Martínez-Valero, R., Guillamón, J.M., Miró, M., Amorós, A. 1997. Phenological Stages of the pomegranate tree (Punica granatum L.). Association of Applied Biologists 130: 135-140.

Morton, J.F. 1987. Pomegranate. p.352-355. In: Fruits of warm climates.

California County Agricultural Commissioners' Report 2012. USDA National Agricultural Stastistics Service California Field Office:Retrieved 1 Sep 2014:

Özgüven, A.I., Yilmaz, C., Keles, D. 2012. Pomegranate Biodiversity and Horticultural Management. Acta Hort (ISHS) 940.

Ryugo, K. 1988. Fruit Culture: Its Science and Art. Pages 15-18, 257-258.  John Wiley and Sons, United States.

Stover, E, Mercure, E.W. 2007. The Pomegranate: A New Look at the Fruit of Paradise. HortScience 42(5):1088-1092.

Tous, J., Ferguson, L. 1996. Mediterranean Fruits. p. 416-430. In: Progress in new crops (J. Janick edition). ASHS Press, Arlington, VA.

Westwood, M.N. 1993. Temperate-Zone Pomology: Physiology and Culture, 3rd Edition. Timber Press, Oregon.

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