The vibrant, tasty Fruiting Pomegranate collection contains one of each plant in an 8cm pot.
Punica granatum 'Mollar de Elche' - Seedless Pomegranate (20-30cm tall)
From the Pomegranate variety of Israeli origin. Mollar produces round fruits of a medium-large caliber, very colourful both externally and internally, seedless or saof seeded: the full flesh is edible. The fruit ripens early which means around September time in the UK. 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. 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 (30-40cm 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 'Dark' - Black Pomegranate (8cm tall)
Punica granatum 'Dark' is another rare, ornamental pomegranate cultivar but with darker, sometimes purple leaves in Autumn and red flowers. The flowers are followed by dark, violet coloured (almost black from a distance) fruits which are edible just like the red form. It prefers a hot position, for example against a south facing wall but will flower in a good protected sunny position. However, it does not require as much heat as the other fruiting varieties. Propagated from cutting.
The intended main use of this plant 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.
|Flower||Red - Spring to Summer|
|Fruit||Edible - Pomegranate|
|Soil type||Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand, Silt|
|Rate of growth||Slow|
|Height and spread||1m x 0.8m|
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