Growing Zones: 6-9 outdoors(hardy down to 0℉)
This plant may not thrive in your area
- 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 to 100 lbs of Pomegranates, Nearly Anywhere
Why Cold Hardy Russian Red Pomegranate® Trees?
Delivering pomegranates up north and down south, the Russian Red Pomegranate® lives up to its name, thriving in frigid, tundra-like conditions down to 0 degrees. 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 with ease.
The Russian Red Pomegranate® provides reliable fruit harvests in both good and bad years. Far north states (growing zones 3 through 5) can plant their Poms in pots to bring indoors for the winter. Plus, the Russian boasts one of the biggest harvests of any pomegranate variety. 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. With organic pomegranates at $3.00 per pound, you'll have a highly lucrative landscape!
Unlike other Pom varieties, it's highly tolerant of disease 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.
Why Fast-Growing-Trees.com is Better
But the best part? You get these benefits without effort since we've planted, monitored and shipped your Russian Pomegranate with the utmost care. Now, you get a proven performer.
Not only is this variety nearly impossible to find at local garden centers or other nurseries...but Russian Red Pomegranates® from Fast Growing Trees arrive directly to your door with better branching and healthier roots, ready to thrive without any hassle on your part.
You need only one 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 Red Pomegranate® Cold Hardys for the biggest bounties possible.
Plus, with our larger sizes...you could get fruit as soon as the first few seasons.
Either way, we recommend that you place your order before we sell out for the season: Home-grown pomegranates are just a click away with the Russian Red Pomegranate® Cold Hardy Tree!
RUSSIAN RED POMEGRANATE® Cold Hardy Tree Pollination
RUSSIAN RED POMEGRANATE® Cold Hardy 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...
Customer Reviews & Photos
Too soon to know
The tree was a nice size and shape. It has only been in the ground less than a month and we are just heading into our winter. We have had a couple of freezes, but no snow, and not consistent freezing temps more than 36 hours...yet. It was planted with some good soil, a few larger gravel stones, and some perlite to be sure it would drain well. Then, mulched about 6-8". I check it frequently to be sure the limbs are still flexible and so far, the rain has taken care of the weekly watering. The tree is for my wife who loves Pomegranates! Waiting for Spring!!
Waiting for the winter
I need to wait for the winter
Arrived in good shape. Very well packaged. Trees are dormant now. Just waiting for spring. Growing zone 6b
It arrived quickly & seems healthy. Unfortunately it got baptized by a winter storm after being planted. We shall see....
Excellent iwill Order more
Excellent iwill Order more
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.
Once you've selected your location, dig a hole twice the size of the rootball and just as deep. Position the tree into the hole, backfill the soil, and then water the planting area well before spreading a 2 to 3-inch layer of mulch to help conserve moisture.
If you're planting in a container, select a pot that's about twice the width of your tree's shipped container and ensure it has drainage holes. Use organic soil, place your tree in its pot, and water to settle the roots.
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 - 6. If you are unsure of your growing zone, visit our
Growing Zone Finder.
Some plants are not available for immediate shipment, and delayed delivery is noted.
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 May 4th|
|Zone 5||Week of April 13th|
|Zone 6||Week of March 30th|
|Zones 7 - 11||Ships Now!|