Pomegranate Varieties

Desertnyi

Punica granatum ‘Dessertnyi’

Punica granatum ‘Dersertnyi Pomegranate’

Another unique selection of the great Pomegranate hybridist Gregory Levin. Fruit is Medium to large,light pinkish yellow skin, that can crack early. The arils are large pink and full of sweet-sour juice with an intense flavor. The seeds are soft and almost unnoticable. Does not require high heat to reach peek quality making it a great selection for the coast or in more marginal areas like zones 7 and 8. A highly recommended backyard selection.


Early Wonderful

Ripens in Fall
Similar to Wonderful, extra large, red flesh and sharp flavor. It harvests a few weeks before Wonderful, in the Fall.


Early Foothill

Ripens 1–2 weeks earlier than Wonderful
A recent introduction with large, purple-red fruit similar to Wonderful, but harvesting 1–2 weeks earlier. It has delicious, tangy flavor. The best quality in hot inland climate.


Gissarskii Rozovyi

Punica granatum’Gissarski Rozovyi’>Punica granatum ‘Gissarski Rozovyi’

Another of the special selections from the Collection of Gregory Levin held at the Germplasm repository at UC Davis’s Wolfskill Farm. A large pale pink fruit with a wonderful balance of acid to sugar, This smooth sweet flavor with just the right amount of tartness makes the Gissarki Rozovyi one of the favorites for back yard growers. Pink over light green to yellow skin with large pink arils that are packed full of juice with a soft edible seed. A real late summer treat for those who blend their own juices. Toms Red makes a perfect companion to a number of other popular blending Pomegranates varieties. Long hang time of over a month while the quality just keeps improving. This might be one of the latest varieties you will harvest. Is prone to cracking 


Parfianka

The Parfianka has taken the place of Wonderful as the most desirable home garden variety. The fruit is large and beautiful bright red. Parfianka consistently places #1 in pomegranate taste tests. The fruit is sweet with just the right amount of acidity.


Pink Satin

Punica granatum ‘Pink Satin’

Pink Satin produces medium to large-sized fruit with a refreshing, sweet, fruit-punch flavor. The light-colored juice is non-staining. Soft seeds are edible and makes the Pink Satin seem almost seedless. Introduced from the University of California Wolfskill Experimental Orchards as Pink Ice and then reintroduced as Pink Satin in the late 1990s. A wonderful tasting Pomegranate that has continued to become popular with the home gardener through the years


Purple Heart

It is a sweet to sweet-tart type with medium to large fruit, red rind, medium to large sized dark red arils, and medium soft to medium seeds. It has good fruit flavor and color. It is good fresh eating and for juice. Minimal splitting and excellent holding ability off the tree.


Red Silk

A productive red silk from the UC Davis program. The medium size dark pink fruit has a delicious sweet- tart grenadine flavor.


Tom’s Red

Punica granatum ‘Tom’s Red’

Punica granatum ‘Tom’s Red’

A special selection from the Linden area of California. Large Wonderful like fruit with far less acid, Great smooth sweet flavor with just a hint of tartness.Red to dark red skin with medium red arils that are packed full of juice with a soft edible seed. A real late summer treat for those who blend their own juices. Toms Red makes a perfect companion to a number of other popular blending Pomegranates varieties. Long hang time of over a month while the quility just keeps improving. This might be one of the latest varieties you will harvest.


Wonderful

Ripens in September
Extra large with a blushed red skin, rich, red flesh that is juicy with a sharp flavor. Most well known of the pomegranates. A great source of antioxidants. Shrub or tree to 18 ft.


Ripening dates shown are approximate for Fresno and will vary with season and location.