Sweet Pomegranate (Punica granatum ‘Sweet’)
Just as its name implies, Sweet Pomegranate (Punica granatum ‘Sweet’) is sweeter and it matches that superior taste with exceptional beauty. It’s self-fertile and quite hardy overall. Unlike many other fruit trees, Sweet packs a lot of flavor into a little package and has extraordinary health benefits as well.
Sweet Pomegranate is a deciduous shrub (or small tree), that bears delicious, healthy fruit. Plant one in a sunny spot near a window where you can witness its lovely display. Brilliant orange-red flowers appear in late spring, followed by large, rosy-hued globes of delicious fruit.
Pomegranate is Latin for “seeded apple”, and although these exceptional fruits resemble apples, their fruit can be far costlier (so growing your own can be quite a savings). Your Sweet Pomegranate possesses’ a remarkable array of features and benefits. Sweet Pomegranate’s flesh is a delightful pink, studded with scarlet fruit. Each tiny, soft-seeded morsel exudes a sweet flavor with a slightly acidic edge.
A bit smaller than some other varieties, so you could even place one of these in a container for your patio, even if you are in a northern climate, simply bring it indoors for the winter! These can also be great shade trees for smaller yards and of course, unique accents for both front and back edible landscaping!
Sweet Pomegranate is packed full of potassium, vitamin C, iron, calcium, fiber, and high in antioxidants. It has a history of use in a variety of culinary dishes, as well as a long legacy of health and healing properties. Your Sweet Pomegranate fruit will even ripen earlier than other varieties, offering you an amazing harvest already in early September.
Sweet Pomegranate has decent salt, disease, and pest resistance and will even thrive in some shade. Plant in at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day and provide a fertile, well-drained environment. Mulch the root zone well and provide consistent moisture.
Sweet Pomegranate is certainly a remarkable tree with unique charm, and a must-have for your home this year!
|Common name||Sweet Pomegranate|
|Botanical name||Punica granatum 'Sweet'|
|Harvest time||3 - 5 years|
|Height||15 - 18 ft.|
|Width||12 - 15 ft.|
|Soil condition||Well Drained|
|Pruning time||Late Winter|