Kaj-Acik-Anor (prounced Cray-a-keek-anor) is an incredibly cold hardy Russian pomegranate that bears very large round fruits on a vigorous growing, upright, and large bush. Fruit is very sweet and excellent for juicing with up to 20% sugar in the juice!
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. They 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 from our varieties over the past few 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 depending on the variety. Our varieties often begin blooming the 1st or 2nd year after planting.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Pomegranate like full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Rootstock Description: Self-rooted
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 0° F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 8-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Very sweet
Fruit Skin: Light orange-red
Fruit Flesh: Red
Fruit Size: Very large
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 50+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not bothered by pests or diseases.
USDA Zone: 7-10