The Most Cold Hardy Pomegranate On the Market + Loads of Sweet Sweet Fruit
Looking for a self fertile pomegranate variety that can grow in most areas of the United States with ease? The Cold Hardy Russian Pomegranate Tree is the perfect choice for you!
The Russian red pomegranate tree can thrive down to 0 degrees F and is a great option for tropical fruit growers in the northern United States. With a late bloom season, you won't have to worry about late winter freezes knocking off the tender spring blooms.
Fruit will ripen and mature in late summer or early fall and is well known for producing up to 100 lbs of fruit every year. The Russian red pomegranate cold hardy tree fruit is about the size of a grapefruit with sweet red flesh. The pomegranate arils can be eaten fresh, juiced for their strong antioxidant properties, or used as a topping in desserts or salads.
Russian pomegranate fruit is full of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants to keep you healthy. You can't go wrong with growing your own organic fruit!
Russian Pomegranate Tree Care
Grow the Russian hardy pomegranate tree in the ground or in containers anywhere in your yard. The small size makes it perfect for small spaces in the garden or you can even grow it in containers. Growing in USDA zones 6-10, it's a lovely tree for growers in all kinds of climates. If you live below zone 6, you do have the option to grow this self fertile fruit tree in containers and bring it indoors during the coldest nights of winter.
Be sure to establish a regular and thorough watering schedule for the first year of planting to have a nice root system growing for future growth periods. Once established, this tree is drought tolerant.
How to Grow Russian Pomegranate
Like most other pomegranate varieties, this tree grows more like a Russian pomegranate bush with many branches and stems but it can be pruned into a single stem if that is the desired look.
Full sun is required for fruit production and we recommend up to 6-8 hours of direct sunlight. Don't worry about the hot heat - it can tolerate the sun and drought.
Russian Pomegranate Tree Size
When grown in the ground, the Russian pomegranate tree size can grow between 6 to 15 feet feet tall and wide when it’s fully grown. Its leaves get as big as 1 to 3 inches long. Plant them somewhere with full sun for best size and fruit production.
How Long till Russian Pomegranate Tree Produces Fruit?
A Russian Pomegranate tree can take 2 to 3 years after planting to mature before it starts producing fruit. It can take from 5 to 7 months after it starts flowering and growing pomegranates before the fruit ripens and is read to eat, which is usually between September and October. Our Russian Hardy pomegranate trees come ready to produce fresh fruit so you can enjoy pomegranates in no time!
When To Plant Russian Pomegranate Tree
The best time to plant the Russian Hardy pomegranate tree is in warm places in the Spring or early Fall. Be sure to give your Russian pomegranate tree at least 6 hours of sun for best performance and yield.
Russian Pomegranate Tree Growth Rate
Russian hardy pomegranate trees are considered to have fast growth rates. Much like other varieties of pomegranate trees, they can grow as fast as 13 to 24 inches in height each year. It’s growth rate will depend on its care and location.
You help support quick and healthy growth by ensuring your Russian pomegranate tree gets enough sun and by fertilizing it once a year.
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Growing Zones 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
The tree arrived larger than expected. There was new growth during shipping so the tips looked a little sad and yellow, but those perked right up in a day or two. Very healthy and vigorous plant!
Tree arrived one day earlier, was nicely packaged, soil still moist. Tree was in good shape, not damaged.