A.C. Sweet Pomegranate
A.C. Sweet Pomegranate, developed by Arthur C. Combe of Beaver Dam, Arizona, was selected for its exceptionally sweet and refreshing flavor and ability to hang for weeks without splitting. Skin is red to bright pink and arils are a bright pink to light red. A very gorgeous fruit inside and out! Plants are exceptionally hardy to below zero, making it an excellent choice throughout the Southwest and one of the most cold hardy pomegranates available.
Beautiful fruit bearing shrubs, Pomegranates are widely grown in Central Asia, the Middle East and in California and the South. Pomegranates produce beautiful, bright-red flowers throughout the summer, followed by flavorful and healthy, orange-red fruit. They set the best fruit in warmer areas outside the Northwest but we have been receiving quite a few reports from friends in the area that have been getting fruit from our varieties over the past few years.
Pomegranates like full to half day sun and can grow in most soils. They are pest and disease resistant, self-fertile and hardy to at least 12 degrees F., or below. Our varieties often begin blooming the 1st or 2nd year after planting.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: A.C. Sweet Pomegranate likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self rooted
Pollination Requirements: Pomegranates are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-10 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: June to July
Ripening Time: Late fall, earlier in hot climates
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 6-10, possibly zone 5 in the right spot
Sunset Western Zone: 5-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32 (warmer parts) & indoors