A pomegranate that reportedly originated in Azerbaijan and shows great potential for growers in cooler climates as it is very early ripening and cold hardy. Fruits are a beautiful pink with a red blush. Hard seeded and sweet!
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Azadi likes full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0º F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: Can reach up 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet with touch of astringency
Fruit Skin: Creamy yellow with pink blush
Fruit Flesh: Translucent peach color
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not generally bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10