The pomegranate in Spain is one of the oldest trees, it adapts to lands that are not valid for other fruit trees. We are going to study in detail its cultivation and its irrigation controlled by sensors Plantae .

Pomegranate cultivation in Spain

Of the entire European Union, the main pomegranate producing country is Spain.

The protected designation of origin of Alicante stands out, « the mollar pomegranate of Elche »That stands out for its sweetness and soft seeds. Also the "Valencian" variety that stands out for its early production. The difference between the two varieties is fundamentally in the hardness of the seed.

But the production of pomegranate in Albatera and Crevillente is also important.

The crops in the province of Murcia and throughout the central and southern area of ​​Spain also stand out, as indicated on the following map.

Cultivo de granado en España

Climate and irrigation of the pomegranate in Spain

The pomegranate needs:

  • A hot climate, especially when the fruit ripens, so that it is very sweet.
  • It is very sensitive to late frosts.
  • The other factor is irrigation, it needs a lot of water, especially in the fruit growing season so that they are large and juicy.
  • Controlled irrigation will be very important to the quality of the pomegranate. At maturation it should be removed so that they do not crack. It can be in winter or late fall.

Irrigation control with Plantae sensors

Plantae offers a series of sensors for:

  • Control the humidity and temperature of the subsoil.
  • Measure conductivity and ambient humidity.
  • Indicate the ambient temperature.
  • Measure the irrigation flow with a flow meter.

With them, the pomegranate's water need is controlled in real time.

The quality and quantity of fruit improves considerably with controlled irrigation.

Riego dl granado en EspañaThe grenade

The fruit of the pomegranate is the pomegranate which can be:

  • Sweet of the common pomegranate.
  • Bittersweet.
  • Sour.

The consumption of the pomegranate is considered a source of health. We can find it in the market in its natural form, in juices, in yogurts, in facial creams for its healthy benefits for the skin.

It is one of the most recommended fruits.

La granada

El granado en España
The pomegranate in Spain