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  • Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate for Sale

    Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate for Sale

    Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate for Sale

    Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate for Sale

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Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate

Punica granatum

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Growing Zones: 6-11
(hardy down to 0℉)

Growing Zones 6-11
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

8-10 ft.

Mature Width:

8-10 ft.


Full Sun

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


Harvest Time:


Fruit Color:

Orange Red

Year to Bear:

Fruits 1st Year!

Botanical Name:

Punica granatum

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90-100 lbs of Pomegranates & Thrives almost Everywhere!

Russian Red is the best Pomegranate for the North, but also most of the South! Organic fruit orchards from Florida all the way up to Pennsylvania are amazed at how tough and trouble-free this tree is.

You get reliable fruit harvests in good years and bad. There are several Poms that will grow in Northern climates. Problem is... most are early bloomers. They can set fruit, only to be wiped out by sporadic late freezes. Many Southern states are prone to this as well.

Russian Red flowers later so you don't have to worry about late freezes. Thrives in zones 6-11. But will also produce in mild zone 6 areas that are protected from harsh winds. Far Northern states (zones 3-5) can plant their Poms in pots and bring indoors for the winter.

One of the Biggest harvests of any Pomegranate Tree. A mature tree can produce up to 90-100 lbs under good conditions (your results may vary). So with very little space you get plenty of fruit to eat, share, and juice.

Enjoy the health benefits of your Pomegranates all year long. Eat fresh fruit over 4 months in the fall and freeze the juice for the remainder of the year. Plant a hedge row, of Russian Reds, every 8 ft along your property border, so you'll never run out. At $3.00 a pound for organic pomegranates, you could trim them into a highly lucrative privacy fence.

One of the best tasting Pomegranates. Many people mistake Russian Red fruit for the Wonderful variety found in grocery stores. If you're a Pom Connoisseur you'll find Russian Red to be slightly sweeter.

Bigger fruit means less work. Russian Reds are large... about the size of a Grapefruit. So you get a lot more arils for the same effort. Up until now, the 'easy to grow' varieties have tended to have small fruit and not much of it.

A No-Fuss Tree that stands up to High Humidity. Fungus is the arch enemy of pomegranates. Unusually heavy weeks of rain in spring or late summer can cause problems for many poms. This can happen in most areas of the country and happens almost every year in the South-Eastern states. Russian Red is highly tolerant of humidity.

This is the closest you can come to Plant It... Forget It... Pick It. A remarkably tough tree that also resists insects, disease, drought and fruit splitting. Prefers full sun but can tolerate partial shade. Adapts to almost any soil, even poor ones as long as they drain well (avoid consistently soggy areas).

You need only one Russian Red to produce fruit, but you'll greatly increase production with a second. This is a must if you're going to get close to 90-100 lbs per tree per year. You can cross pollinate with additional Russian Reds or Wonderfuls.

Order Now before we sell out for the season. This tree is growing in popularity with organic orchards who buy in large numbers. We recommend that you place your order before we sell out for the season.

Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate Pollination

Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate will drastically increase the size of your crop.

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Customer Reviews

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They arrived well packed and looking healthy. We planted them immediately and one started putting on new leaves in just a couple of days. Since they were planted about a week ago we will need to give them time to judge their growth rate and if they are hardy enough to tolerate the cold North Georgia winters
October 6, 2015
over 2 years ago
Beautiful tree
We live in Western North Carolina, on the very top of a mountain where our winters are often brutal. If our tree makes it, I'll happily order several more. Our Pomegranate tree arrived a couple of days ago, and it was well-packed and hydrated. It looked very healthy, and there were many leaves on the tree as well. I was quite surprised at the size of the tree, since it was larger than I thought it would be. It also had small red flowers on it. I can't wait to see how it does. I can't judge the growth rate or hardiness just yet, but will keep you informed.
April 7, 2016
Growing Zone:
Arrived in excellent condition. Now thriving.
Arrived healthy in good condition. Both adjusted to full sun immediately and are already sending out new growth. They will be going into the ground soon. Zone 6B.
On the day they arrived before being planted outside.
On the day they arrived before being planted outside.
July 23, 2016
Lowell, AR
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate
I bought this tree and was shipped together with a Lemon tree. It arrived fast, well secured and packaged. It had the right ordered size with very healthy and vibrant leaves. I've already planted it in ground and hope it will continue to grow, bare fruits, and survive our growing zone 6 weather. This is my 3rd tree ordered from this reputable nursery and I surely recommend it to all. I'm so far 100% satisfied.
July 27, 2016
Bridgewater, NJ
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
The pomegranate tree you sent me
So far this tree is doing very well. It has even produced a couple of blooms. Even during transportation it remained intact, also due to the fact that you take all kinds of pains to pack the plants adequately. Thank you for your wonderful service.
April 27, 2016
Savannah, GA
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
Super pomegranat.
Thank you very much ,shipping very good, pomegranat plant looks super, ivery hoppy.
April 25, 2016
Spokane, WA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Beautifull tree and healthy . I am so happy . Thanks
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August 16, 2016
43040, OH
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Pleasantly surprised!
Recently received my Cold Hardy Russian Pomegranate in the mail. I was pleased with the size and how pretty this tree is. So far, so good. I am excited to see if it will have fruit on it this year. I ordered a 5-in-1 pear tree, a 5-in-1 apple tree and an apricot tree last year and this year they are so much fuller and had so many blossoms. It takes about a year for a tree to get established, and I am certain that a year from now my wonderful pomegranate will be even more beautiful.
May 4, 2016
Port Washington, NY
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Good so far
I bought this plant three weeks ago. It has new leaves and survived in hot temperatures up to 83F. Happy with the plant. Thank you fast growing for your good service.
May 19, 2016
Canton, GA
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Plant looks healthy and good
Plant looks very healthy and arrived to my doorstep in excellent condition. Not yet planted in my yard , will do so in late fall. I can't judge its growth or hardiness at this point, but will review it in next fall 2017. I am in Growing Zone 7B.
July 25, 2016
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate

Step 1: Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.

Planting & Care

Step 2: Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3: Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate again after the transplant is complete.

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Cold hardy fruit producer
Joseph D on Oct 24, 2017
Looks like they are going to do well in New Jersey.
thomas j on Oct 21, 2017
Cold hardy fruit producer
Joseph D on Oct 24, 2017
Love Pomegranate fruit and cant wait to try to have one and maybe 2 eventually.
Barron W on Oct 23, 2017
Looks like they are going to do well in New Jersey.
thomas j on Oct 21, 2017
I bought russian pomegranate from fast growing tree's 2 yrs ago and the tree do great in Washington state , all my friends saw it they all want one and now they get one.
Baisy d on Oct 20, 2017
My partner is from Persia
Kathleen L on Oct 19, 2017
Looks great, not tall mach and more
Victor F on Oct 17, 2017
Son really likes, & seeds soft to eat.
Ruth C on Oct 15, 2017
good ok
frank j on Oct 14, 2017
I really like and buy pomegranates all the time and want to grow my own fruit
William C on Oct 14, 2017
My children loves fresh fruits grown in the house, I have a 5year old fig tree in the house continues to produce indoor in Colorado, I hope to have Pomegranate and Mangos also soon in the house.
James T on Oct 12, 2017
Pomegranates are a favorite in our family and as a gardener I want to try something new.
Susan R on Oct 6, 2017
Good variety. Reasonable price.
Susan S on Oct 4, 2017
I love pomegranates, and when a saw there was a cold hardy variety that was supposedly sweeter than the POM pomegranates, I couldn't resist. I purchased several, and am looking forward to them growing and producing lots of fruit.
Ryan M on Aug 9, 2017
Can grow in container
Olga G on Aug 1, 2017
Wanted to try a different variety. It flowers but doesn't set fruit
James Michael J on Jul 20, 2017
I love pomegranates and when I read that they will grow where I live, I just had to plant one.
George S on Jul 11, 2017
Wanted to grow my own Pomegranates.
Hilda I on Jul 11, 2017
We think we have a prefect place along side of our house for trees that produces good fruit. Hoping the pomegranate will do well.
George L. B on Jul 9, 2017
I love pomegranates, but they're extremely expensive and only available for a limited time. I love the idea of growing my own!
Sarah M on Jul 7, 2017
Because most of my family loves pomegranates, and because pomegranates are becoming so expensive. We think it would be better to have a pomegranate tree.
Isabelle Z on Jul 7, 2017
Karon F on Jun 30, 2017
It's hard to find fruit trees for my zone. Also, I'm a newbie at gardening and this seems like a fuss-free tree
vidya s on Jun 30, 2017
unique health benefits
Andrew W on Jun 25, 2017
Love Pomegranates, and they are hard to find, especially in ripe condition. Plus it survives in my zone. $3 for one is not uncommon, and when you really need one, it seems like you never find it.
Ayora on Jun 24, 2017
We were looking for something unusual to plant in our front yard which gets full afternoon sun year round. It will be planted in the space between our house and our great neighbors. Hopefully we will all enjoy its beauty very soon.
Linda M on Jun 20, 2017
Perfect Father's Day gift.
Alanna K on Jun 18, 2017
I love Pomegranate. I'm in Zone 6 and got so excited to learn that I could grow this tree.
Vivian E on Jun 12, 2017
family request
Glenda C on Jun 12, 2017
for the fruit
Brian D on Jun 11, 2017
Pomegranate is getting expense so I chose to grow it myself because of its flavor and nutrients.
Darwin L on May 25, 2017
Zone 7 , Popular fruit
Lori N on May 24, 2017
It was a birthday present for someone who absolutely loves pomegranates, but lives in a cold zone. Not to mention that she has birds which would love them as well. The description promised large and abundant fruits which I am sure she would love.
Samantha S on May 24, 2017
Cold Hardy and beautiful
susan a on May 23, 2017
i like how pomegranate trees look and this variety survives in my area.
Oleg R on May 23, 2017
I love pomegranates!
Jan G on May 20, 2017
cold hardiness
Senay P on May 19, 2017
I live in cold climate some months out of the year, but have plenty of sunshine on the west side of house. Hoping to have great fruit within a year.
Toni L on May 18, 2017
I already have one and it is a good tree
Teresa D on May 17, 2017
suitable for my climate zone
Rich B on May 17, 2017
health benefits
Lenear B on May 17, 2017
I always wanted to have a Pomegranate tree because they re so beautiful.
We chose the Russian one because although we re living in the South of US it can get very cold here.
Hoping for some fruits
Fred T on May 15, 2017
Have this fruit tree in yard but fruits is very small,
Chandradatt R on May 14, 2017
Cold Hardy and different than the usual Apples and Cherries in the area... never imagined pomegranates in this zone (8) but sure wish there was more fruit options
Mirella P on May 13, 2017
Edwin F on Apr 26, 2017
Good fruit for good healthful results!
Rodney R on Apr 25, 2017
Pomegranates are delicious, healthy, attractive and easy to grow. The one concern was that they can be adversely affected by low temperatures, which occasionally occur here. This one seems to be excellent in that regard.
Gillian L on Apr 25, 2017
Will be really unique addition to my yard and I like pomegranate juice.
Derek D on Apr 24, 2017
My family enjoys the flavor of pomegranates and so I thought I would I try growing this fruit tree in the Wasatch mountains of Utah, I hope it will grow as you say it will. If this tree grows as you advertise, I will certainly buy more fruit bearing trees from you in the future.
Jared B on Apr 22, 2017
Love pomegranate
Peter M on Apr 22, 2017
ever buy pomegranate at the store $$$ should be a real money saver
JAMES W on Apr 21, 2017
Love Pomegranate fruit and cant wait to try to have one and maybe 2 eventually.
Barron W on Oct 23, 2017
I bought russian pomegranate from fast growing tree's 2 yrs ago and the tree do great in Washington state , all my friends saw it they all want one and now they get one.
Baisy d on Oct 20, 2017
How long after planting for first fruits ? zone 7
Joel S on Nov 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I live in Southwestern Kentucky and I planted my pomegranate tree in April. I see a tiny fruit growing now in May.
The shipping date is shown as July 7th. Is it not too late to plant it in the soil? Do I need to wait until the fall to plant it? (Zone 6)
Diwilliams on Apr 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You can plant at anytime.
Can you plant in a large container to bring indoors in the winter? ~Iowa girl
Michelle W on Feb 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it can be planted in a container.
When can you plant in zone 6 ?
Rocco D on Oct 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: This year Spring was warm and early. I planted these trees the first week of April.
Is this considered a hard, medium, soft seed pomegranate?
Joyohio on Feb 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate is small fruit with a dark red color inside and out with crunchy seeds which are semi-hard
Will deer eat them? Ohio girl
Sharon334 on Jan 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are seldom eaten by deer.
How far apart should you plant Russian Pomegranate from each other?
Saima S on Apr 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hello. I grew up in California. There we had many pomegranates. They r very drought tolerant, I believe that they actually prefer dryer soil over moist that way the pomegranates are a lot sweeter. As far as how far to plant them apart, I would say at the most 10 feet But they would be OK if planted evening to 3 feet apart they don't mind if you don't have much room in your yard then I would say probably 6 feet apart should be perfect. You can also control which directions The branches will grow by trimming the ones you don't need. Pomegranate or not he tree so there will be many branches coming out from many different directions. I like to cut those little branches off and make my pomegranate look like a tree have one main storm coming from the ground and two or three coming from that. Now I live in Portland Oregon I bought a Russian hardened party pomegranates hopefully it survives here and bears fruit I know it likes extreme heat and dry conditions so I am worried that there won't be enough time for the pomegranate to ripen before winter rain hits. Hope you have much success with your pomegranates It's a fun tree to grow.
I see that these do well in the cold, how do they do in the heat? I live in Northern Nevada and our temps can range from 3 degrees in the winter to 103 degrees in the summer.
rbinnell r on Mar 16, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I'm in Oklahoma with temp to 115 and they do well, need to water them when hot
Can cold hardy pomegranate pollinate with apples: honeycrisp, low-chill dorsett, or dwarf elberta peach or moorpark apricot tree?
bachamy on Oct 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Unfortualey, they will not pollinate apples peach or apricots.
Are these organic? The title and description doesn't seem to specifically state so.
Lvmama on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: To comply with USDA phytosanitary regulations, we are required to apply a mild chemical treatment to all trees shipped over state lines. This treatment is required to prevent the spread of potentially devastating pathogens from one state to another and is mandatory for all growers. Once your trees arrive, you can use all natural and organic growing techniques to grow organic fruit.
I am in Zone 6, I planted two trees earlier this summer. Is there something I need to do with them for the winter?
Fred M on Aug 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I'm in Zone 7 and just made sure to put a lot of leaf mulch on top of it. This plant emerges slowly in the spring so don't give up hope if you don't see anything for a long time. I'm thinking of mulching even more this winter to protect the main stem more in hopes of not having it die completely back - to facilitate possible blooms/fruits next year.
Will it grow in Michigan weather?
Fred M on May 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
How deep is the root system on the Pomegranate tree and can they be panted in a clay soil? (I live in Northern Utah near the Great Salt Lake where the soil is alkaline and clay.)
Jared B on Sep 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone #8 ALA we have clay here, however mine is all organic if you plant in clay you may want to add some sand, I went three time the size of plant took all clay out and went back organic dirt. my bush plant has doubled I say bush they have more than one stem, tree has only one. I hope this helps you.
cold hardy pomegranate is self polinated or not ?
syed h on Sep 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: That's what I'm told. I've ask on the Facebook page and was told its self pollinating. It's the first year I've had it. Lots of blooms but nothing yet. The tree itself is growing pretty good. I was told bees and the wind will do but I was also told two is always best to buy two but I only have one tree
I planted my tree few years ago.. It has given me plenty of fruit, however, fruits are bitter. I thought may be it will get better but bitterness won't go away. They are so bitter that they can't be enjoyed at all..can u please help??..TIA
shawn on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The membranous wall that is white spongy that separates the compartments are bitter. Picking the fruit to soon can also cause a bitter taste. Some trees will get sweeter as they mature.
Will one tree produce? or will I need two
lovin' papayas on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is self-fertile, but will produce a better yield of fruit if it has a mate.
Which pomergranate would flourish on martha's Vineyard Island, Mass.?
Pasodoble8 on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
We live in zone 6. We want to buy one of these beautiful trees, but we're nervous about harsh winters. Should we let it mature inside for a year then plant in the spring?
Candace W on Jun 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The growing zones are 6-11. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
Can this Russian variety be pollinated by a Wonderful variety? I bought one of each. Thanks
erfon h on May 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they are a perfect match for one another!
Are these genetically modified in any way?
Kristina G on Apr 12, 2017
BEST ANSWER: All the trees we sell at Fast Growing Trees are Non-GMO
At what time of year for grow area 7 should you get a tree like this to be established for being outside for winter? February is too cold to put a young tree out and indoor temperatures too hot and dry..All reviews don't mention time of year received per grow area.
master redfox on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Planting in winter/early spring, while they are in their dormant stage helps them get their roots, established without having to give nutrients to the rest of the tree.
In the description it says "harsh Winds" can you give more detail is this because of the cold or damage from wind?
Andy P on Nov 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It has been reported the wind tolerance in storms up to 50 mp.
How big is the root system for this, i.e., can it be planted near a fence or house foundation?
steph on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I would plant at least 5 feet away from a structure.
I live in Michigan City Indiana do you think it would thrive here?
Binky on Oct 19, 2017

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