Literally translating to “super early”, Sverkhranniy pomegranate is one of the earliest ripening varieties we’ve found, making it a great option for growers in cooler climates with shorter summers. Its large, red and pink fruit has very sweet, soft seeds perfect for fresh eating. Ripening in early August, this is an excellent variety for those trying to sneak in a pomegranate harvest before fall hits.
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 over the past couple of 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. Our varieties often begin blooming the 1st or 2nd year after planting.
Latin Name: Punica granatum
Site and Soil: Full to 1/2 day sun and well-drained soil.
Pollination Requirements: Self-fertile.
Hardiness: Hardy to 10F. or below.
Bearing Age: 1-2 years after planting
Size at Maturity: 6-8 ft. in height.
Fruit Skin: Red
Fruit Flesh: Red
Fruit Size: Large
Flower Color: Orange-red
Bloom Time: July to September
Ripening Time: Late fall
Yield: 20+ lbs.
Pests & Diseases: Pomegranates are not bothered by pests or diseases in our climate.
USDA Zone: 7-10