Granada is thought to be either a bud sport or seedling of Wonderful pomegranate and is almost identical to Wonderful but is earlier ripening, even sweeter and thought to be a bit more cold hardy. Plants are very productive but still require a long warm season to ripen large crops.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to at least 5º F.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: Can reach up 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet, soft seeded
Fruit Skin: Deep red
Fruit Flesh: Bright red
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: late September to October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not generally bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 8-10