Angel Red® Pomegranate
Angel Red® Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'Smith' Plant Patent #16,578Item #6801 USDA Hardiness Zone: 7 - 11
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Simply the best pomegranate on the market! Large, showy, bright, orange-red blooms on upright, fount-like branches produce large, vivid red fruit that ripens late summer to fall. Less pulp and higher juice content than others, with seeds soft enough to be eaten fresh. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:PEW-ni-ka gra-NAY-tumDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:Dark GreenBlooms:Late Winter to SpringFlower color:OrangeFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent 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.Companion PlantsItalian Cypress (Cupressa); Lavender (Lavandula); Bay Laurel (Laurus); Rosemary (Rosmarinus); Meyer Lemon (Citrus)
- CareCare InformationProvide average, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system. When established, reduce frequency after fruit ripens, and increase during bloom period; tolerates moderate drought. Fertilize before new growth appears in spring. Prune annually, to shape.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat or containers.
- 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.