Pomegranates for cold climate

Pomegranates for cold climate

Posted by treesofjoy on Jul 11, 2011 10:36 pm
The Pomegranate is one of the most ancient fruit that is cultivated today. It is native to the Middle East and central Asia. It is considered a sub tropical fruit; however it is widely adaptable to many climates.
The Spanish explorers brought the Pomegranates to the Caribbean and it adapted well to tropical climate. In the United States it grows well in California and other warm parts of the country zone 8 and warmer. Here in our garden I have evaluated several varieties of Pomegranates but only a few had survived the harsh winters in ground. I’m currently growing two varieties successfully, and one has been fruiting annually. It is an ongoing process of evaluating different varieties for cold hardiness.
Among the best candidates of Pomegranates varieties for cold climate are those collected from Central Asian countries, such as Salavatski, Kazakhe, and several others.
Salavatski variety did not only survive the past 5 winters unprotected, but it also has been setting a crop of delicious pomegranates. There are several other varieties I have been evaluating. You can visit our store for the available pomegranate varieties we currently have.

Salavatski has very delicious flavor with the right balance of sweetness and acidity. Al Sirin Nar had preformed well so far in our garden.

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  • How large does the tree grow? What are the soil and feeding requirements? Do I need two for pollination? I couldn’t find that on your site. But I’m assuming from where you are and me being in Pittsburgh that I can safely grow this tree.
    Rose Andres

    • The tree grow as a bush and got about 10 feet high and 6 feet wide. No need to feed it anything special but in poor soil you will need to add some fertilizer .

  • I’m in Ohio, and would love to produce pomegranate in our new 60′ by 32′ high hoop house, but the only variety you have for sale is Saveh, which is not in the list above, of cold-hardy varieties. How might I get ahold of a specimen of one or two of these cold-hardy varieties to experiment with? What do you know about Saveh’s cold-hardiness?

    • Hello, Saveh it’s still being tested for its cold climate, I know it was successfully grown in zone 7, I’m in zone 6.
      in a hoop house it will do well I’m sure. I will be offering a couple cold hardy varieties this spring.

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