Saturday, October 25, 2014

Pomegranates?

Trees That Please Nursery has been growing a Pomegranate Tree that had it's origin in Afghanistan. It has been in the ground outside now for several years and even went through a winter where the low temperature reached -19 degrees F. This year it produced flowers for the first time in July and August.


Several small fruits were produced and we tasted it for the first time on October 25th, 2014.


Taste was tart sweet.

We hope to make this variety available in the near future. Prior to growing this pomegranate we have had the variety "Wonderful" planted but it has a tendency to die back to the ground each winter. This new variety does not die back to the ground during winter.

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Photos and Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist


1 comment:

  1. Good find, I always marvelled at so many tree-size pomegranates in Abq, most hiding in neglected backyards, yet few people ever used them in new landscapes. As I began to appreciate their taste served a few different ways, I really wondered why more aren't used.

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