Wonderful Pomegranate

Wonderful Pomegranate

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Punica granatum L. 'Wonderful'

Ripens from September to early October. Dazzling red flowers make their appearance in summer, followed by softball sized fruit. Large, deep purple-red fruit has a medium thick, tough rind. Flesh is a deep crimson color, juicy and of a delicious vinous flavor.

Seeds are not very hard. This variety is better for juicing than for eating out of hand. The plant is vigorous and productive. It is a good idea to keep them pruned back to under 10' tall to keep limbs from breaking. Leave these on the dry side to prevent cracking. Watering in the late fall will cause rotting.

When harvesting the fruit from your pomegranate tree, use gardening shears to snip the stem that connects the fruit to the tree.

Self-pollinating          Attracts: Hummingbirds

Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC, Texas Pecan Nursery, Chandler TX & Bottoms Nursery in Concord, GA
Ornamental Characteristics
Category Shrub
Foliage Type Deciduous
Height 10'
Spread 10'
Shape Upright
Primary Foliage Color Green
Seasonal Foliage Color Brown; sheds leaves in winter
Flowering Season Summer
Flower Color Red
Fruits Yes; in the Fall
Environmental Characteristics
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Preference Full sun
Water Preference Often until established; average
Hardiness zones 7 - 11