Pomegranate trees can be an excellent start or addition to your food forest. They are drought-tolerant and grow well in regions of low or seasonal rainfall. They survive freezing temperatures down to 10 F (-12 C).
Pomegranates are attractive as both ornamental and food-producing trees. They have foliage year round, and in the spring produce large crimson blossoms. The fruit is harvested in the autumn. Its sweet-tart juice can be drunk directly or in alcoholic cocktails. The syrup or seeds feature in many Persian, Pakistani, and Indian recipes. Dried seeds can be used in granola or trail mix.