From Japan, this unique small shrub adds striking, white double flowers to your landscape throughout the summer. Very large and flavorful, Haku-botan’s low acid, creamy white fruit ripens in late fall. This is the Pomegranate to grow if you want fully ripe fruit every year in the cooler areas like the coast and the Northwest US.
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 (white in this case) throughout the summer, followed by flavorful and healthy, orange-red fruit (again white with this unique variety). 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. Haku-botan seems to be the most reliable to set fruit in the Northwest.
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: Crimson Sky™ Pomegranate like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Pomegranates are self-fertile.
Hardiness: Crimson Sky™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