A beautiful pomegranate from the Sumbar River Valley in Turkmenistan, this is a perfect option for those in cooler climates trying to add some Mediterranean flare to their garden. This is one of the hardiest varieties out there, producing reliably in zone 7, and is a true stunner. The pale red skin with a tint of orange contrasts beautifully with bright red arils and produces a very pleasant sweet/tart juice. Sumbar is a soft-seeded variety that ripens early/mid season.
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 0º F or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: Can reach up 10-12 ft. in height.
Taste: Sweet-tart, soft seeded
Fruit Skin: Pale red
Fruit Flesh: Bright red
Bloom Time: June-July
Ripening Time: September-October
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not generally bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10