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Bare Root Pomegranates
Pomegranates are believed to have originated in Iran. They enjoy great popularity in the Middle East, South America and Mediterranean countries, including Spain and Italy. The name comes from the Latin meaning "apple of many seeds". Because of the profusion of seeds, ancient people connected it with rites of procreation and abundance. Pomegranates are finally finding a following in the U.S., primarily because of their health benefits. They contain large amounts of potassium, Vitamin C, calcium and iron. The fruit is a high source of fiber without cholesterol. Pomegranates contain antioxidants and have sugars that are safe for diabetics. The juice is proven to inhibit the body’s uptake of LDL (bad) cholesterol.
There are many varieties grown in the world with Wonderful being the prominent variety for California growers, but we have many varieties from which to choose for your home orchard.
Fantastically huge fruits, up to three times the size of Wonderful. Pale pink skin, sweet-tart juice, similar to Wonderful. Long-lived pomegranate. Any soil. Inland or coastal. 150 hours. Self-fruitful.
Sweet-tart with great flavor. Medium to large fruit has red skin, dark red arils and very soft seeds. Ripens late September to mid October. 100-200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Large fruit, 1 lb. or more. Pink skin with red blush. Red to dark red arils, constrasting with the skin color. Sweet juice with a hint of tartness, superior to most sweet varieties. High juice content, about 1.5 times as much as Wonderful. Ripens in early October. Cold hardy to USDA zone 7b/8a.
Bears heavy crops of large, cranberry red fruit with a light red, rich, sour juice. Ripens late September to mid October. 100-200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Desertnyi is a special selection from the Turkmenistan collection of world famous pomegranate hybridist Gregory Levin. Desertnyi translates to English as "dessert" and it is a real dessert treat. With a light orange rind and dark red arils, the contrasted look is like very few other varieties. The fruit has an excellent sweet-tart balance with lots of citrus overtones. As Desertnyi matures, an almost orange juice flavor is evident and it never loses its great firm texture with very soft edible seeds.
Very sweet, virtually seedless fruit. Red skinned pomegranate, with clear, non-staining juice and sweet, juicy pulp. Coast or inland. Grows 8-10 feet as an arching shrub or can be trained as tree or espalier. Has large, showy, orange red flowers and long blooming season with extended crops. Ripens August through October. 150 hours. Self-fruitful. Pat. No. 5418.
Bud mutation of Wonderful pomegranate. Resembles Wonderful, but with deeper red blossoms and ripens one month earlier. Fruit is a darker color and less tart. Ripens in August. 150-200 hrs. Self-fruitful.
Imported from Dr. Gregory Levin from the Garrigala agriculture station in Turkmenistan. Arils larger than normal and bright red with small seeds. Fruit is also large with beautiful red skin. Considered one of the highest quality pomegranates and a favorite at Dave Wilson Nursery. Ripens mid to late October. 100 to 200 chill hours. Self-fruitful.
Pink Satin Pomegranate
Medium to large size, pink to dark red fruit with light pink edible seeds. Wonderful refreshing light colored juice is non-staining, with a sweet, fruit punch flavor. Plant is vigorous and can be grown as a shrub or tree and kept any height by summer pruning. Eat fresh, juice or use in salads. Ripens in October. 150-200 hrs. Self-fruitful.
Red Silk Pomegranate
This pomegranate is naturally semi-dwarf with a slightly spreading growth habit. Red Silk sets large crops of medium to large size fruit with a brilliant red silky exterior. The firm seeds have a sweet berry flavor and a great acid/sugar balance. Eat fresh or use in cooking. Ripens in October. 150-200 hrs. Self-fruitful.
Sharp Velvet Pomegranate
Sharp Velvet is a large sized pomegranate with a very appealing, mildly acidic refreshing flavor. Fruit has a dark red exterior and dark seeds, the color of crushed red velvet. This upright growing plant sets huge crops of highly ornamental fruit and can be kept any height with summer pruning. Ripens in October. 150-200 hrs. Self-fruitful.
Large greenish pink pomegranate with light pink flesh; very sweet and juicy when ripe. Sweeter fruit than Wonderful, more widely adapted (better quality in cool summer climates). Bears heavily, even when young. Unsplit ripe fruit stores in cool, dry place for two months or more. Ornamental, orange-red flowers in spring. Small tree grows to 12 ft.; very suitable for espalier and container growing. Ripens early Sept., before Wonderful. Approximately 1-200 hrs. Self-fruitful.
Utah Sweet Pomegranate
Very sweet, good quality fruit. Pink skin and pulp. Seeds notably softer than those of Wonderful. Non-staining juice. Attractive pinkish orange flowers. Ripens mid to late October. Self-fruitful. 100 hours.
Large pink pomegranate with white transparent flesh. Fruit is very sweet and juicy when ripe, non-staining. Bush grows to 12 ft. with orange-red flowers. Ripens in early September. 150-200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Large, purple-red pomegranate with delicious, tangy flavor; best in hot climates. Gaudy red-orange bloom, ornamental foliage. Long-lived, any soil; drought tolerant once established. Ripens in fall. 150 hours. Self-fruitful