Pomegranates

Punica granatum

We are offering  wide selection of pomegranates, each with its own complex and unique flavor.

The pomegranate can be grown as a small tree or in a bush form. Their bright foliage and beautiful orange flowers make them a beautiful landscape plant. Pomegranates require only 150 chilling hours & need well-drained soil. Pomegranates ripen well in the South and in California. They grow well in the Pacific Northwest but don’t get the intense summer heat they need to ripen. Growing them as a multi stemed bush in a pot and bringing them in in the fall can extend their productive range.

Useful Facts

Soil: Most need well drained soils. EXPOSURE: Full Sun.
Pollination: Self fertile.
Hardiness: USDA Zones 8-10.They are hardy to about 10° F. Even if frozen to the ground, plants will re-sprout from the roots like a fig. If grown in a pot, they can be brought in to ripen.
Size and spacing: Prune them as a 8-10’ tall shrub or allow them to become a beautiful 15-20’ tree or espalier.
Ripening: Late Fall. YIELD: 15 plus pounds per plant.

Pomegranates and Your Health

Pomegranates are rated among the most healthful of fruits. Studies show pomegranate juice has much more polyphenol antioxidants than any other drink, including red wine and blueberry juice. It is rich in flavonoids which researchers find protects against heart disease.

How to Use

In the landscape: Enjoy the spring display of showy orange-red flowers on these glossy leafed arching shrubs.
In the kitchen: Try several varieties to experience the range of delicious pomegranate flavors. Use them in a wide variety of delicious Middle Eastern recipes.