A superb introduction from the University of California, Eve pomegranate produces very large, bright red fruits with dark red arils. The flavor is excellent and has been described by people like Big Steve as cherry slurpy-esque. Ripens mid-season so is recommended for warmer climates.
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: Sweet, cherry-like flavor
Fruit Skin: Bright red
Fruit Flesh: Dark red
Fruit Size: Very large
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