Red Silk Pomegranate
An aptly named pomegranate, Red Silk produces medium to large fruits with a beautiful dark red skin and red arils. A naturally dwarfing bush, it will only reach about 6’ in height with a spreading habit. Don’t let its size fool you though, Red Silk is a serious producer and will yield a heavy crop of firm seeded yet very sweet fruit. Hardy to USDA Zone 7b, it is a great option for those in warmer climates who are trying to squeeze as much fruit into a small space as possible.
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 5º F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: Can reach up 5-7 ft. in height and about as wide
Taste: Very sweet, firm seeded
Fruit Skin: Dark red
Fruit Flesh: Red
Fruit Size: Medium-large
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not generally bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10