The vibrant, tasty Fruiting Pomegranate collection contains one of each plant in an 8cm pot.
Punica granatum 'Acco' - Red Fleshed Pomegranate (10-15cm tall)
The Acco produces round fruits of a medium-large caliber, very colourful both externally and internally. The fruit ripens early which means September in the UK. The grains are of a pleasant ruby red and have a sweet flavour. The numerous red flowers are of a semi-compact habit, their ultimate height being 1.5-2m, however the shrub can be trimmed heavily. Any established plants will flower freely on any good soil. It prefers a hot position, for example against a south facing wall but will flower in a good protected sunny position. The Red Fleshed Pomegranate is believed to have originated in the area of East Iran to Northern India but has been cultivated around the Mediterranean for so long (several millennia) that its true native range is not accurately known. This plant is easy to grow and is well suitable for the patio too. The fruits ripen better if planted against a south facing wall or if kept in a conservatory from mid-August until harvest (except the South coast of England). It overwinters well outdoors, being hardy to -15C.
Punica granatum 'Parfianka' - Parfianka Pomegranate (20-30cm tall)
The Punica granatum parfianka has angular branches and ornamental, glossy leaves. The fruits produced have a sweet taste with a hint of acidity. From Spring to Summer, showy, red trumpet-shaped flowers bloom. It has a very good cold tolerance.
Punica granatum 'Wonderful' - Large Fruited Pomegranate (10-15cm tall)
From the Italian variety, Punica granatum 'Wonderful' is a well fruiting and very hardy plant which produces large, red fruits with purple flesh and numerous red flowers. It has a compact habit with its ultimate height reaching 1-1.5m. The pomegranate cultivar (or sub species) is believed to have originated in the area of Iran East to Northern India, but has been cultivated around the Mediterranean for so long (several millennia) that its true native range is not accurately known. Any established plants will flower freely on any good soil. It prefers a hot position, for example against a south facing wall but will flower in a good protected sunny position. The Large Fruited Pomegranate is easy to grow and is well suitable for the patio where it can be overwintered.
Branching plants from tissue culture (cloning) on offer (freshly potted plants). These need to be kept in their pot to fully root in and will be a bushy, lush plant by June, it can be potted up or planted out by July 2024.
The intended main use of this collection is to grow food for human consumption. We always recommend further research to learn the different ways in which the food source can be prepared and consumed.