Punica granatum - Pomegrante Red Fleshed Acco variety


  • From the Pomegranate variety of Israeli origin. 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 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.


Other common names:   -
Native to:     Mediterranean (main species)
Family:     Lythraceae
Habit (UK conditions):  deciduous shrub
Typical size in 5 years:  1.5m x 0,8m (can be trimmed/shaped)
Main value:    single flowers, fruits
Flower colour:  bright red
Flowering period:   May-July (fruiting period: September in the UK, 350-450gram, bright red)
Autumn coloration:   yellow - orange
Preferences:    wide range of soils, full sun (drought tolerant, prefers slightly alkaline soils)
Hardiness:    hardy to around -15C
Is it toxic?    no
Is it edible?    yes, fruit is edible raw or cooked
fruit weight 350-450g


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