'Punica granatum'


Afganski Pomegranate

Russian pomegranate, high producing,  Small-Medium fruit with yellow-pink colored peel & sweet-tart robust flavor. High count of red medium-hard seed.

USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-9
Deciduous/Evergreen: Deciduous
Plant Type: Perennial
Pollinator: Self-fertile
Blooming Season: Spring-Summer
Ripening Season: September
Years to Bear Fruit/Edible Qualities: Significant increase of fruit quality and production after a couple of years
Full Size: 12'-15' high shrubby plants
Cold Tolerance: Cold Hardy
Light Requirements: Full Sun for more fruits
Drought Tolerance/Watering: Providing a strict routine over the first year will allow for best establishment. Soaking the root system deeply twice a week on sandy soils for best groth & fruit production.
Soil & Site Requirements: Prefers well drained sandy loam soils, but can grow great on various soil types. Do not fertilize in planting hole, only fertilize during correct time of year (February, May, July/August). Mix compost in with native soil for planting hole. Provide mulch & organic matter on soil surface around planting area.
Links: http://fshs.org/proceedings-x/2011-vol-124/FSHS_vol_124/33-40.pdf