From the collection of the world’s pomegranate expert, Dr. Gregory Levin of Turkmenistan comes the Ariana Pomegranate. Fruits are a bold, bright red with soft, nearly undetectable seeds and rich, sweet flavor. One of the best tasting pomegranates for those who live in the warm climates that can ripen it.
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: Pomegranates like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0º F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-10 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, rich
Fruit Skin: Bright Red
Fruit Flesh: Red
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