Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉) 6-9 outdoors
- Mature Height:
- 8-10 ft.
- Mature Width:
- 8-10 ft.
- Full Sun
- Growth Rate:
- Harvest Time:
- Botanical Name:
- Punica granatum 'Salavatski'
- Does Not Ship To:
90-100 lbs of Pomegranates, Nearly Anywhere
Why Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate Trees?
Pomegranates for the North and most of the South. With the Russian Red, you'll get delicious pomegranates nearly anywhere in the country. Plus, it's hassle-free, especially since it blooms later and avoids late freezes.
The Russian Red Pomegranate provides reliable fruit harvests in both good and bad years. And far North states (growing zones 3 through 5) can plant their Poms in pots to bring indoors for the winter. Plus, the Russian Red boasts one of the biggest harvests of any Pomegranate Tree. A mature tree can produce up to 90 to 100 pounds of fruit under good conditions. So, with very little space, you get plenty of fruit to eat, share, and juice.
Plant a hedge row of Russian Reds every 8 feet along your property border - it pulls double duty as an eye-catching privacy fence and your own at-home orchard. With organic pomegranates at $3.00 per pound, you'll have a highly lucrative landscape!
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
Unlike other Pom varieties, it's highly tolerant and therefore resists funguses that plague other cultivars. Basically, you can plant it, forget it and pick it. It's a remarkably tough tree that also resists insects, disease, drought and fruit splitting. But the best part is that, since we've planted, monitored and shipped your Russian Red with the utmost care, you get a proven performer.
And you need only one Russian Red to produce fruit, but you'll greatly increase production with a second. In fact, it's a must if you want 90 to 100 pounds of pomegranates per tree each year. We recommend cross-pollination with additional Russian Reds or Wonderfuls.
Either way, we recommend that you place your order before we sell out for the season: home-grown, delectable pomegranates are just a click away with the Russian Red!
Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate Tree Pollination
Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate Trees are self-fertile. You will get fruit with only one plant. However, adding an additional Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate Tree will drastically increase the size of your crop.
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Customer Reviews & Photos
It did survive Maryland (zone 7a) winter 2017/2018 unprotected
It did survive Maryland (zone 7a) winter 2017/2018 unprotected which is already very good. I had Pafianka variety before and it did not survive. It grows very slow so far...
Impressive packaging gives the plants a fighting chance.
I ordered two of the Russian pomegranates. Due to mandatory evacuations the first order was returned to the company. They sent new plants which were delayed due to fire evacuations. They finally were delivered. The plants were well packaged and appeared in great shape. The root balls were still moist and intact. At planting they appeared healthy. Fortunately our fall northern California weather has been favorable allowing some adjustment time. A good start; time will tell how they handle the winter.
I am pleased
I received my trees like promised. Planted them in the ground about two weeks later. So far they are putting out new growth and looking great.
Not Completely Satisfied
I was expecting a bigger tree and some of the top branches are dying. I used fertilizer can you give me other tips on what to do?
Arrived planted and growing
Plant arrived on time and was well hydrated I processed the plant as directed After a couple of days I moved it to a 5 gaii on soft pot and is doing nicely. I have other pom cultivars so I' anxious to see how it compares with the others
Planting & Care
1. Planting: Pomegranates need full sun, 6 to 8 hours of sunlight daily, although they are quite adaptable to different soil types providing there is good drainage. Try to allow a good 20 feet of space from other trees and structures for the tree to grow, unless you plan on keeping it a shorter height through pruning. Once you've selected your location, dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and just as deep. Position the tree into the hole, back fill the soil, and then water the planting area well before spreading a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch to help conserve moisture.
2. Watering: Pomegranates have a good tolerance to drought conditions but will perform best in somewhat moist soil. Typically, you should only water your tree once every 7 to 8 days but in the warmer seasons, you may need to provide a little more. If you're not sure when to water, check the soil about 2 to 3 inches down - if it's dry, it's time to water.
3. Pruning: Prune after the first full year of growth (and before the second growing season begins). Dead, undesirable or weak branches should be removed to direct nutrients to the proper areas of the tree. By shortening larger branches, you can encourage more flowering. Remove dead/damaged limbs from the potted pomegranate in late winter - suckers near the base can be removed at any time.
4. Fertilizing: During the second year of growth, apply 2 ounces of nitrogen in the spring and then an additional ounce each following year. When the tree is about five years old, apply 6 to 8 ounces of nitrogen in the late winter before leaves begin to emerge.
Most items ship the next business day unless otherwise noted
Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately, however some orders may ship in 1-2 business days (we do not ship on the weekends) from date of purchase. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.
|Amount of Order||Shipping Charge|
|Less than $15||$11.95|
You can still order, but due to cold weather, we have delayed shipping to the areas shaded on the map below. We want your new plant to thrive right out of the box, so we will wait on shipping your order until the weather is ideal. This includes anyone in
Growing Zones 3, 4, 5 or 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
We will resume normal shipping in the Spring. Please see the table below for your approximate ship date.
|Growing Zone||Shipping Resumes|
|Zones 3 & 4||Week of April 29th|
|Zones 5||Week of April 14th|
|Zones 6||Week of April 7th|
|Zones 11||Ships Now!|