Angel Red® Pomegranate
Angel Red® Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'Smith' P.P.#16,578Item #6801 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
This new and improved variety has exceptional qualities that make it simply the best pomegranate on the market. Large, vivid red fruit ripens in early fall, having less pulp and much higher juice content than others. Best of all, the seeds are soft enough to be eaten! A beautiful landscape specimen with striking orange-red summer flowers on upright, fountain like branches. Best fruit production in hot, arid regions. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering. Best with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting cycle.Average Landscape Size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wide
- DetailPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate grower to 10 ft. tall and wideFoliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Late summerFlower color:OrangePatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.Design IdeasPomegranate is exceptional for Mediterranean style gardens as well as most xeriscape settings, though the fruit is highest quality with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting season.This is an excellent choice for a courtyard specimen. Grow in fruit orchard or kitchen gardens. Excellent fruit producer in very hot gardens with difficult soils.
- CareCare InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Drought tolerant when established. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth appears in spring. Prune annually to shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, needs only occasional watering. Best with supplemental water during flowering and fruiting cycle.
- History & LoreHistory:Angel Red was discovered as a sport growing among other varieties of pomegranate trees. Tests showed it is a unique and gourmet pomegranate. The name Angel Red® was derived from the original, "Ryan's Angel Red". Ryan was involved in developing this variety, but tragically died at the age of 23.Lore:The single genus of the family Punciaceae was classified by Linnaeus who Latinized the ancient name, Malum puncium, which translates to "apple of Carthage" which was its early common name. Pomegranate fruit came to symbolize fertility due to its abundance of seeds.