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Russian Pomegranate - Cold Hardy Pomegranate

Cold-hardy Russian Pomegranate Tree can survive in cold temperatures of 5 to 10°F, Magnet for Bees with Ruby-Red Fruits & Fall Foliage Spectacle

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Description

🍀 Russian Pomegranate Tree's Key Characteristics

The Russian pomegranate, also known as Punica granatum 'Russian', is a unique cultivar renowned for its cold-hardiness and prolific fruit production. One of the most notable features of the Russian pomegranate tree is its exceptional cold-hardiness.

Unlike many other pomegranate varieties, which thrive in warm climates, this pomegranate tree can withstand colder temperatures. So, while planting pomegranate trees, you can rest assured that they will grow in regions with harsh winters. To get pomegranate trees for sale, visit Pixies Gardens!


🌳 Origin, Growing Conditions, and Optimal Habitat For Russian Pomegranate

This is a fascinating fruit-bearing tree, renowned for its resilience and prolific fruit production. Originating from the Caucasus region of Russia, this cultivar was specifically bred for its ability to withstand colder climates, unlike many other pomegranate varieties that thrive in warmer regions.

Characterized by its medium-sized stature and dense, bushy growth habit, the cold hardy Russian pomegranate tree typically reaches heights of 10 to 12 feet, making it an ideal choice for smaller gardens or orchards. For more knowledge and to buy the right pomegranate plant for sale, check out additional details here:

Parameter 

Details 

Family 

Lythraceae 

Growth Habit 

Deciduous tree 

Height 

Varies by cultivar, typically 10 to 15 Feet (2 to 3 meters) 

Lifespan 

20 to 30 years in optimal conditions 

Hardiness Zones 

USDA Zones 6 to 11 

Temperature (F) 

Optimal growth in warmer climate and can survive in cold weather 

Soil pH Range 

5.5 to 7.5 

Sun Exposure 

Full sun 

Watering Needs 

Moderate, drought tolerant in well drained soil and clay soil, regular watering is essential, especially during the first few years after planting 

Pruning Requirements 

Annual pruning in early Spring or Fall to remove dead or damaged branches and shape the tree 

Flowering Season 

Late spring to early summer 

Bloom Color 

Bright orange, red flowers 

Variants 

Cold hardy pomegranate,  

Fruit Ripening Season 

Late summer to fall 

Fruit Color 

Deep red fruit 

Fruit Flavor 

Sweet and tangy, with a hint of acidity 

Propagation Methods 

Seeds, cuttings, or grafting, in the right growing season 

Pests and Diseases 

Relatively pest and disease resistant, but may be susceptible to fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and pests like aphids and scale insects 

Harvesting Time 

Late summer to early fall 

 

✨Care and Maintenance of Cold Hardy Russian Pomegranate Trees

The cold hardy Russian pomegranate tree is relatively low-maintenance, but proper care is essential to ensure healthy growth and abundant fruit production. Here are some essential tips for caring for and maintaining Russian pomegranate trees and an answer to the question: How to Grow a Pomegranate Tree?

Planting: Where do pomegranate trees grow? Well, choose a sunny location with well-draining soil for planting your cold hardy pomegranate tree. Ensure the soil pH is between 6.0 to 7.0 for optimal growth. Dig a hole twice as wide and deep as the root ball and backfill it with a mixture of compost and native soil.

Watering: Russian Pomegranate trees prefer moderate watering, especially during the first few years after planting. Water deeply to encourage deep root growth, and water more frequently during dry periods. However, avoid overwatering, as it can lead to root rot.

Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer, such as 10-10-10, in early spring before bud break. Repeat applications every 4 to 6 weeks during the growing season. Use a fertilizer formulated for fruit trees and avoid excessive nitrogen fertilization to prevent excessive vegetative growth.

Protection from Pests and Diseases: While Russian pomegranate trees are relatively pest and disease-resistant, they may still be susceptible to fungal diseases such as powdery mildew and pests like aphids and scale insects. Monitor your tree regularly for signs of infestation and treat it promptly if necessary.

Harvesting: Russian pomegranate fruits typically ripen from late summer to fall. Harvest the fruits when they are fully ripe, as indicated by their deep red color and slightly soft texture. Use pruning shears to cut the fruits from the tree, leaving a small stem attached.

By following these care and maintenance guidelines, you can ensure your Russian pomegranate tree for sale remains healthy, productive, and a beautiful addition to your garden or orchard for years to come.

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At Pixies Gardens, we pride ourselves on providing top-notch customer service and expert advice to help you select the perfect tree for your needs. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting, our team is here to assist you every step of the way.

 

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💡 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How does Russian pomegranate taste?

Russian pomegranates taste sweet with a slight tartness when not fully ripe. Their arils are reddish, and they have bright colors. A cold hardy pomegranate tree produces many beautiful orange flowers during the spring.

Are Russian pomegranates self-pollinating?

Pomegranate trees, including Russian pomegranate trees, are self-pollinating, but pollination from other pomegranate trees increases fruit size and produces more fruit.

How big do cold hardy Russian pomegranate trees get?

Russian pomegranate trees grow to about 15 feet, with an equal spread at maturity. They prefer full sun to produce the best fruit, although they can tolerate a light shade.

How long does it take for a Russian pomegranate to fruit?

Russian pomegranate takes 2 to 3 years to fruit. Initially, they require between 100 and 200 chill hours. A mature pomegranate tree can produce 90–100 lbs. of fruit under optimal conditions.

Do you need two pomegranate trees to produce fruit?

The bees do all the pollination on self-fruitful pomegranate trees. The fruit production on both plants can increase when you plant another pomegranate tree nearby. It isn't necessary to cross-pollinate, but a little doesn't hurt.

Where is the best place to plant a pomegranate tree?

Sunlight is vital to pomegranate trees. To maximize your tree's growth rate, place it in full sunlight. Your tree should be planted in an area with sandy loam soil and good drainage. A good drainage system is also essential for your pomegranate tree to thrive.

Cold-Hardy & Russian Pomegranate Care Guide

Pollination Details

Cold-Hardy Red Pomegranates can self-pollinate, but for an optimal harvest, we suggest planting a second tree nearby to boost fruit production. This additional pollinizer will help ensure your pomegranates thrive.

Planting and Maintenance

  • Planting:
    • Choose a sunny spot with at least 6 to 8 hours of sunlight per day. While pomegranates are versatile regarding soil types, good drainage is essential. Dig a hole twice as wide and just as deep as the root ball. Place the tree, backfill with soil, water well, and apply a 2 to 3-inch mulch layer to retain moisture.
    • For container planting, select a pot twice the width of the tree's current container and ensure it has drainage holes. Use organic soil, place your tree, and water to help the roots settle.
    • Note: The small, white beads or rocks in the soil are added for better drainage and overall plant health.
  • Watering: While drought-tolerant, pomegranates prefer slightly moist soil. Water weekly, adjusting frequency in warmer months. Check soil moisture 2 to 3 inches down; water if dry.
  • Pruning: After the first year, prune before the second growing season to remove dead or weak branches, promoting healthy growth and better flowering. For potted plants, remove suckers at any time and prune dead limbs in late winter.
  • Fertilizing: In the second year, apply 2 ounces of nitrogen in spring, increasing by an ounce each year. By the fifth year, use 6 to 8 ounces of nitrogen in late winter before leaf emergence.

Plant Features

  • Shape: Rounded
  • Growth Speed: Medium
  • Shipping Height: 1' - 2'
  • Scientific Name: Punica granatum
  • Mature Height: 8' – 10’
  • Mature Spread: 8' – 10’
  • Sun Preference: Full Sun
  • Soil Preference: Moist, Well Drained
  • Self-Pollinating: Yes
  • Fruit: Large red fruits, ideal for fresh eating or juicing
  • Chill Hours: 100 – 200 hours
  • Fruit Bearing: 2 – 5 years
  • Drought Tolerance: High once established
  1. Planting Steps
  2. STEP 1: Choose a suitable planting location considering sun exposure, soil type, and space.
  3. STEP 2: Dig a hole twice as wide and as deep as the root system.
  4. STEP 3: Remove the plant from its pot, gently breaking up the root ball, and place it in the hole, ensuring the top of the root system is level with the ground.
  5. STEP 4: Backfill with native soil and any leftover potting material.
  6. STEP 5: Firmly pack the soil to eliminate air pockets.
  7. STEP 6: Water thoroughly after planting.

Growing Zones

  • Zones: 7-10

Mature Size

  • Height: 8-10 ft
  • Width: 8-10 ft

Sunlight Needs

  • Sunlight: Full sun (6-8 hours)

Spacing Needs

  • Spacing: 15-18 ft

Chill Requirements

  • Chill Hours: 100-200

Growth Rate

  • Rate: Moderate

Harvest Season

  • Time: September

Time to Fruit

  • Years to Bear: 2-3 years

Pollinator Information

  • Pollinator: Self-pollinating

Note: The plant is shipped in its pot, firmly secured with several layers of clear tape, thereby avoiding any shuffling and moving during transit. The plant reaches you with minimal damage very safe and secure. We have been shipping plants like this for several years (plants are sometimes shipped in smaller pots for safety and ease of shipping). Most plants go dormant in Fall and Winter and will lose most of their leaves. Looking dead and dry, is very normal. The plant will flush out in Spring.
We cannot ship certain plants and some sizes to California due to restrictions placed by the California Department of Agriculture.

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