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Seasonal activities: Autumn

(mid September through mid December)

  • Sucker removal. Remove suckers arising from the base of the tree.
  • Nutrient management. Apply (either in fall or winter) 0.2-0.4 kg N per tree per year. On light soils, apply half in winter and half in spring.



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Problems and Opportunities

  • Priority Problems for Afghanistan Pomegranates include: fruit splitting, pollination, training & pruning, and IPM for pomegranates: fruit borer, carob moth (main pest in Kandahar), aphids, fruit fly (main problem in Khogyani district in Nangarhar province), mites.

These draft priority problems are based on feedback from Afghanistan based on discussions with agricultural consultants, Afghan specialists, Muhammad Aziz SAEEDI (PHDC-Jalalabad/ANHDO), and Tom Brown.


Crop calendar


    • For certified sapling contact PHDP (Perennial Horticulture Development Project)
    • PHDP Varietal Selection and Production, Pomegranate Excerpt English, (full) دری (Dari) (9.9 MB) and پشتو (Pashto) (9.8 MB) (ANNGO Catalog 2013, PHDP/EU)
    • National Nursery Growers' Association Locations and Contacts PDF (ANNGO Catalog 2013, PHDP/EU)
  • Planting
    • Training and Pruning Fact Sheet English and (Dari) دری (UC Davis) 
    • Irrigation
      • Irrigation of Perennial Crops Manual (3.4 MB) (Roots of Peace)
      • Principals of Irrigation of Trees and Vines PPT as PDF English (2.8MB) and (Dari) دری (4.6 MB) (UC Davis)
      • Drip Irrigation Manual (11.7MB) (IDE)

    Pest Management for Pomegranate


      • 10 Principles of Postharvest Management Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
      • Principles of GAP (Good Agricultural Practices) Fact Sheet (UC Davis)
      • Postharvest Options PPT as PDF (1.3 MB) (Ludhiana University, India)
      • Maintaining Quality of Pomegranates PPT as PDF (4.2 MB) (UC Davis)
      • Example of Standards Fact Sheet (Fresh Spec)
      • General Postharvest Page

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