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Considered a gourmet pomegranate, Angel Red has a beautiful ruby color inside and out. Its soft seeds make it palatable to eat and allows for yields of larger quantities of juice for drinking fresh, cooking, jellies and wine. The shrub bears heavily and the fruit ripen earlier than most others – early September. Zones 8-10.
Austin has a very large fruit, usually a pound or better. The sweet juice has just a hint of tartness and is superior to many sweet varieties. Although Austin can be grown in Zone 7b it would be wise to plant the Austin out of winter winds. Zones 7b-10.
Deep red blooms yield large dark red fruit in late summer- early fall. Ruby red flesh is less tart than most and is wonderful for fresh eating, juice, jelly and wine. The shrub is a regular bearer, tolerant of many soils, and hardy to 5° F. Zones 8-10.
Wonderful is, by far, the most widely planted pomegranate in the US. It thrives almost anywhere in Zones 7-10 and adapts to a variety of soils. An established tree can produce 100 pomegranates or more each season. Wonderful seeds are highly nutritious and soft enough to be easily chewed.Zones 7-10.
"Let us go early to the vineyards to see if the vines have budded, if their blossoms have opened, and if the pomegranates are in bloom— there I will give you my love."
Song of Solomon 7:12 (NIV)
The pomegranate fruit has been enjoyed for many centuries by the Chinese, Indians, Persians, Greeks, Mediterranean Europeans and Egyptians, making warriors invincible and offering a long and healthy life. High in disease-fighting antioxidants, Vitamin C, potassium and niacin, pomegranate juice has been used to treat inflammation, sore throats, and rheumatism. The seeds with the juicy translucent scarlet red pulp are edible parts of the fruit. The flavor is delicate, sweet, and tangy.
These hardy plants can grow into a 15-20 ft tree if allowed, but most owners keep their plants down to a 6-8 ft bushy shrub for easier access. Their high drought tolerance allows for less water needed once established, though water at least weekly for better fruit production. All varieties are self-pollinating. Plant in full sun. Zones 8-10.
"Your plants are an orchard of pomegranates with
Song of Solomon 4:13 (NIV)
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