pomegranite seeds

I bought a pomegranite and was wondering if anyone has had any experience growing a plant from the seed? I have a dwarf tree already, but the fruit are miniscule. This shop one is like a cricket ball, not a pingpong ball.
The pomegranite is called "#3127 POM wonderful". No idea if it from the americas or local.
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Googling, one site said to remove the pulp from a pomegranate seed, let dry for a day, put in moist potting soil and keep moist, and expect germination within 1-3 weeks. OTOH, my seed-starting book says of a dwarf variety not to cover the seeds because they need light to germinate and specifics a germination time of 20-28 days. Pomegranates have heaps of seeds. I'd try both methods.
However, another note says plants from seed "may" not breed true. This is truly a case of YYMV. :-)
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il Sat, 06 Mar 2004 12:54:40 GMT, Frogleg ha scritto:

YYMV? My dwarf tree was a cutting. Maybe it doesn't like the pot it's in since it's still small. Those seeds, iIf they germinate so quickly I'd better wait till early spring next year. My seed book doesn't mention them at all.
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My wife seems to have a compulsion to try to grow almost everything from seeds out of the produce we eat. Last year she planted pomegranate seeds and they did quite well. I just checked with her now and she said she simply planted the seeds just as they came from the fruit, pulp and all. After the plants were a decent size she transplanted them outside but she hasn't checked yet this year to see if they survived. Probably not, as we've had quite a cold winter and it's not over yet. BTW, I see by your headers that you're in NZ and wonder, have you ever used seeds from King's Seeds there in NZ? They carry many heirloom varieties. It may seem strange but, even though we live half a world away in Canada we buy quite a few of our seeds from Kings. We order them through Wally Richards, Palmerston North, at http://www.gardenews.co.nz / We've had good luck with their seeds, we get great service plus, they carry some seeds that we've been unable to obtain locally. Ross, Ontario, Canada. New AgCanada Zone 5b 4319' North 8016' West
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il Sat, 06 Mar 2004 15:44:57 GMT, Ross Reid ha scritto:

Yes I have , I just toddle down to the nearest garden centre and pick them off the shelf :-) Sometimes I have to order as seeds are seasonal :-). I tried cherokee purple this year, which was not a good year for tomatoes. <sigh>
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Last fall, my wife, the inveterate seed saver/planter/starter, requested and received from a friend of a friend, a couple of Cherokee Purple tomatoes. She saved a bunch of seed from one and, when it comes time for tomato seed starting in this neck of the woods, about the middle of April she'll be planting them. We'll see how they do here.
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