Pomegranate tree

  • Pomegranate tree
  • Pomegranate tree
  • Pomegranate tree


A controversial origin but a taste that never fails to please

There is some disagreement on the origin of the pomegranate tree. Some say it is native to Asia (India more precisely), while others maintain it originates from the Arabian Peninsula, North Africa or the Mediterranean.

Here at our four-star campsite Les Jardins de La Pascalinette® , you’ll find several pomegranate trees and you might even be lucky enough to spot (or taste) a ripe pomegranate – a large, apple-shaped fruit that ripens from September onwards (yes, we are foodies and proud of it!).

This fruit tree has been grown for thousands of years for its edible fruit (rich in vitamins A, B, C and D, minerals and trace elements) and the ornamental qualities of its large, bright red to orange flowers.

It can live up to 200 years but produces the most fruit in the first 20 years.

In the past, the bark of the pomegranate tree was used as a dewormer and the fresh leaves were infused for their anti-asthmatic properties.

A versatile and attractive shrub

The city of Granada (Spain) owes its name to this tree!

Its very sweet pomegranate fruit, referred to as “grenade” in French, is at the origin of the tasty cordial known as grenadine, even if, unfortunately, it is no longer made with the pulp of the fruit (except in Spain).

The common pomegranate is fairly easy to grow and generally prefers a well-drained soil and warm, sunny climate.

It can tolerate periods of drought, but thrives on regular watering during the active growing season. It is now widely grown in Mediterranean regions, as well as other parts of the world enjoying a hot, dry climate. You will definitely come across it during your walks in the Var area, French Riviera-Côte d’Azur, while you’re out and about exploring Nos Coins de Paradis ® (Our Corners of Paradise)!

Where to find it at the campsite
You’ll find all our pomegranate trees in the “Jardin des Grenadiers” (nr. 3 on the botanical footpath plan)


Latin name :Punica granatum
Family :punicaceae
Genus :punica
Species :granatum
Color :Orange, red
Foliage :Deciduous
Port :Fruit tree
Height :2 to 3 m
Flowering :May to August
Pomegranate tree

Did you know?

In Armenia, the pomegranate or "fruit of paradise" is a national symbol of eternal youth, fertility, beauty and love. The fruit is said to contain 365 seeds, one for each day of the year.