A wonderful new pomegranate developed by the University of California, Cranberry Pomegranate features deep red, cranberry colored you might even say, skin with bright red arils. Fruits are medium sized with mild acidity and very flavorful. Ripens mid to late season so recommended mostly for warmer climates or in hot microclimates further north.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 10º F or below.
Chill Hours: 150
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Mild acidity, flavorful
Fruit Skin: Deep red
Fruit Flesh: Bright red
Fruit Size: Medium
Bloom Time: July to September
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Not generally bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-10