A soft seeded variety from Turkmenistan, Sumbarskii produces sweet, mild fruits that are excellent for fresh eating. Cold hardy here in the Pacific Northwest and early ripening enough to receive a crop most years if planted in a very hot aspect.
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