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 pollinator will drastically increase the size of your crop. Below are the most effective pollinators we have chosen for your area...
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Customer Reviews & Photos
Cool pomegranate tree
Tree looks healthy upon arrival. About 18" tall, many stems, a little unruly, but I can shape it later. The first one I put in started to show new growth about 2-3 weeks after transplanting. Customer service is excellent.
A great value
My Russian pomegranate arrived in wonderful shape and is now thriving in my yard. For comparison purposes, I purchased another Russian pomegranate from a smaller supplier at about 1/4 of the price I paid at fast growing trees. The one from the smaller supplier also arrived in good condition and is doing fine, but is about 1/10 the size of the one from fast growing trees. Although more expensive, the one from fast growing trees is clearly the better value. And I have no doubt it will fruit years before my smaller one does.
I really don't know yes it's in the ground and I will know after the winter and let you know if It survive the winter and keep growing
Small but Mighty
I ordered the 2 gallon $47.95 version. I don't know why I can't submit pictures. It arrived very healthy looking. It looks more like a bush than a tree. No distinctive trunk on this plant. It is maybe 1-2 feet tall. Full of leaves. The "branches" look thin and spindly, again, more bush like than tree like. The description does say it will make a good privacy fence. I have never owned a pomegranate tree, so I guess time will tell.
Did not survive it’s first Delaware winter
The tree came extremely healthy last spring, and was very excited to see that it would grow in my zone. The tree grew extremely vigorously all season, I wrapped it in November did my best to winterize. However, to my great disappointment, it looks like It was not meant to be. So if your a Delaware resident......... be grow at your own risk!
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|
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