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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.
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. Cold hardy to zone 8. 100-200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Bud mutation of Wonderful which it resembles, but with deeper red blossoms and ripens one month earlier. Fruit is a darker color and less tart. Ripens in August. Cold hardy to zone 8. 150-200 hours. 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. Cold hardy to zone 8. 100 to 200 chill hours. 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 twelve feet and is very suitable for espaliering and container growing. Ripens in early September, before Wonderful. Cold hardy to zone 8. 1-200 hours. Self-fruitful.
Large pink pomegranate with white transparent flesh. Fruit is very sweet and juicy when ripe, non-staining. Bush grows to twelve feet with orange-red flowers. Ripens in early September. Cold hardy to zone 8. 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 September to October. Cold hardy to zone 8. 150 hours. Self-fruitful.