Agat is a Russian pomegranate that is unique for its low growing habit that allows it to remain under snow cover for the coldest parts of the Russian winters and survive cold temperatures more easily due to the insulation from the snow. Grows as a low growing bush rather than a single stemmed tree like some pomegranates are trained to, Agat produces good crops of soft seeded fruits that have a wonderful sweet-tart flavor. Also, makes a great container specimen due to its small size.
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 over the past couple of 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 12 degrees F., or below. Our varieties often begin blooming the 1st or 2nd year after planting.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Red
Fruit Flesh: Red
Fruit Size: Large
Flower Color: Orange-red
Bloom Time: July to September
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10