The Sweet Pomegranate is much sweeter than many other pomegranate varieties and a heavy bearer, even when young. The Sweet pomegranate is a beautiful ornamental and adapted to all well-drained warm sites. Fruit remains slightly greenish with a red blush in sunny exposure, even when ripe. Requires 100-200 hours of chilling. Shipped as a 1 year tree, approximately 1-2 feet in height.
Considerations for Sweet Pomegranate
USDA Zones: 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
Uses: Fresh Eating, Cooking / Sauces, Canning / Preserves
Harvest Period: Late
Low Chill: Yes
Pollination Requirement: Self-Fertile
Storage: 3 Months or More
Disease Resistance: Good
Years to Bear: 1-3 years
Recommended Spacing: 8-12 ft.
Mature Size: 7-12 ft.
Water Requirements: 3-8 gallons per week May through Sept.
Shape when Shipped: Small bush
Size of tree
Our pomegranate trees range in height from 1 to 3 ft. in our field. The trees diameter (caliper) is often small less 1/4; *As noted by University of California Scientists and other qualified professionals the most successful trees often have caliper from 1/2" to 5/8" and usually establish faster than smaller and larger planting stock. .
Basic idea for Pruning: Most fruit trees should be pruned in frost-free periods mid to late winter. (apricots best after bud break) Remove most vertical branches and shorten side branches. Fruiting wood is best on horizontal to 45 degree limbs. Learn more...
Shipping Note: Our fruit trees and berries are delivered to you bareroot during their winter dormancy from January through May depending on USDA zone. Trees are shipped with your invoice and helpful planting directions. There is no minimum quantity required but shipping rate for an individual tree is expensive since UPS/Fed Ex charge a dimensional weight and an additional handling fee to ship a tree. You'll find it's cost effective to consider a handful of trees,vines or our helpful Tree Starter Kits.