We brought Favorite ™ Pomegranate from southern Russia in 1991. A very attractive, medium-size shrub, Favorite ™ is the hardiest Pomegranate we have grown and has survived temperatures below 10F. The pretty, bright orange-red blooms appear in early to mid summer and continue until fall.
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. Pomegranates 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 best coupe 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: Favorite ™ Pomegranate like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Pomegranates are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Favorite™ Pomegranate is hardy to 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 5-6 ft. in height.
Bloom Time: July to September
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7
Sunset Western Zone: 5-24, H1, H2
Sunset Northeast Zone: 31, 32 (warmer parts) & indoors