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Wonderful Pomegranate Tree

Wonderful Pomegranate Tree

The Most Popular Pomegranate

  • Harvest: September 8 - October 13
  • Looks: Large purple-red fruit with deep colored juice.
  • Personality: Delicious, tangy flavor.
  • Zones: 8-10 (4-11 with care and possible indoor growing)
  • Chill hours: 150
  • Facts of note: Pomegranates are not grafted onto any rootstock, so in areas where it gets cold enough to freeze, the tops of the plants may die back, they still come back and produce the same fruit. Hummingbirds LOVE the pomegranate flowers. Best fruit quality in hot inland climate. A fine long-lived tree in any soil. Seeds are not very hard and this variety is better for juicing than for eating out of hand. Plant is vigorous and productive. Leading commercial variety in California, introduced in 1896.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

Pomegranate ‘Wonderful Standard’: A Bounty of Health and Flavor

Pomegranate 'Wonderful Standard' is a versatile and delightful addition to any garden or landscape. Known for its striking appearance and myriad of health benefits, this pomegranate tree offers both beauty and functionality. In this article, we will explore the various aspects of this exceptional fruiting plant, from its origins and growth characteristics to its culinary uses and health advantages.

Origin and Growth

Origins

The 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum 'Wonderful,' traces its origins to the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions. These areas have cultivated this fruit for thousands of years, making it one of the oldest known cultivated fruits in the world. It has a rich history and holds cultural significance in various traditions and folklore.

Growth Characteristics

The 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate is a deciduous shrub that can reach a height of 8 to 12 feet when fully grown, making it ideal for small gardens or larger landscapes. The potted version offers a convenient and manageable size for those with limited space. It features glossy, dark green leaves and vibrant, trumpet-shaped red-orange flowers that add an ornamental touch to your garden. The attractive fruit, with its thick, leathery skin, ripens to a deep red hue and contains hundreds of edible seeds encased in juicy, tangy arils.

Culinary Uses

Delicious Arils

The main attraction of the 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate is its delectable arils, which are the edible seeds surrounded by juicy sacs. These arils are packed with sweet-tart flavor and are incredibly versatile in culinary applications. They can be enjoyed fresh as a snack, sprinkled on salads for a burst of flavor and color, or used as a garnish for various dishes. Additionally, they can be transformed into juice or syrup, offering a delightful twist to cocktails, desserts, and marinades.

Culinary Creativity

This pomegranate variety opens up a world of culinary creativity. Its unique flavor profile pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. Try incorporating the arils into yogurt parfaits, grain salads, or even alongside roasted meats for a touch of freshness and acidity. The juice can be used as a base for sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades, elevating your culinary creations to new heights.

Health Benefits

Rich in Antioxidants

Pomegranates, including the 'Wonderful Standard' variety, are renowned for their impressive health benefits. They are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly punicalagins and anthocyanins, which help combat oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and protect cells from damage. These antioxidants may contribute to overall well-being and lower the risk of chronic diseases.

Heart Health

Consuming pomegranates or their juice has been associated with heart health benefits. Studies suggest that they may help reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and improve overall cardiovascular function. Regular intake of pomegranate products can contribute to a healthier heart.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

The anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranates may help alleviate symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions. Incorporating pomegranate into your diet may potentially reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases and improve overall immune function.

In Summary

The Pomegranate 'Wonderful Standard' is a remarkable addition to any garden, offering not only aesthetic appeal but also a plethora of culinary and health benefits. Its origins in the Mediterranean and Middle East bring a touch of history and tradition to your landscape. With its versatile culinary applications, delicious arils, and rich nutritional profile, this pomegranate variety is a true wonder in the world of fruits. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting your journey, consider adding the 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate to your collection for a delightful and healthful experience.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

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Description

  • Harvest: September 8 - October 13
  • Looks: Large purple-red fruit with deep colored juice.
  • Personality: Delicious, tangy flavor.
  • Zones: 8-10 (4-11 with care and possible indoor growing)
  • Chill hours: 150
  • Facts of note: Pomegranates are not grafted onto any rootstock, so in areas where it gets cold enough to freeze, the tops of the plants may die back, they still come back and produce the same fruit. Hummingbirds LOVE the pomegranate flowers. Best fruit quality in hot inland climate. A fine long-lived tree in any soil. Seeds are not very hard and this variety is better for juicing than for eating out of hand. Plant is vigorous and productive. Leading commercial variety in California, introduced in 1896.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

Pomegranate ‘Wonderful Standard’: A Bounty of Health and Flavor

Pomegranate 'Wonderful Standard' is a versatile and delightful addition to any garden or landscape. Known for its striking appearance and myriad of health benefits, this pomegranate tree offers both beauty and functionality. In this article, we will explore the various aspects of this exceptional fruiting plant, from its origins and growth characteristics to its culinary uses and health advantages.

Origin and Growth

Origins

The 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum 'Wonderful,' traces its origins to the Mediterranean and Middle Eastern regions. These areas have cultivated this fruit for thousands of years, making it one of the oldest known cultivated fruits in the world. It has a rich history and holds cultural significance in various traditions and folklore.

Growth Characteristics

The 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate is a deciduous shrub that can reach a height of 8 to 12 feet when fully grown, making it ideal for small gardens or larger landscapes. The potted version offers a convenient and manageable size for those with limited space. It features glossy, dark green leaves and vibrant, trumpet-shaped red-orange flowers that add an ornamental touch to your garden. The attractive fruit, with its thick, leathery skin, ripens to a deep red hue and contains hundreds of edible seeds encased in juicy, tangy arils.

Culinary Uses

Delicious Arils

The main attraction of the 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate is its delectable arils, which are the edible seeds surrounded by juicy sacs. These arils are packed with sweet-tart flavor and are incredibly versatile in culinary applications. They can be enjoyed fresh as a snack, sprinkled on salads for a burst of flavor and color, or used as a garnish for various dishes. Additionally, they can be transformed into juice or syrup, offering a delightful twist to cocktails, desserts, and marinades.

Culinary Creativity

This pomegranate variety opens up a world of culinary creativity. Its unique flavor profile pairs well with both sweet and savory dishes. Try incorporating the arils into yogurt parfaits, grain salads, or even alongside roasted meats for a touch of freshness and acidity. The juice can be used as a base for sauces, vinaigrettes, and marinades, elevating your culinary creations to new heights.

Health Benefits

Rich in Antioxidants

Pomegranates, including the 'Wonderful Standard' variety, are renowned for their impressive health benefits. They are a rich source of antioxidants, particularly punicalagins and anthocyanins, which help combat oxidative stress, reduce inflammation, and protect cells from damage. These antioxidants may contribute to overall well-being and lower the risk of chronic diseases.

Heart Health

Consuming pomegranates or their juice has been associated with heart health benefits. Studies suggest that they may help reduce blood pressure, lower cholesterol levels, and improve overall cardiovascular function. Regular intake of pomegranate products can contribute to a healthier heart.

Anti-Inflammatory Properties

The anti-inflammatory properties of pomegranates may help alleviate symptoms of chronic inflammatory conditions. Incorporating pomegranate into your diet may potentially reduce the risk of inflammatory diseases and improve overall immune function.

In Summary

The Pomegranate 'Wonderful Standard' is a remarkable addition to any garden, offering not only aesthetic appeal but also a plethora of culinary and health benefits. Its origins in the Mediterranean and Middle East bring a touch of history and tradition to your landscape. With its versatile culinary applications, delicious arils, and rich nutritional profile, this pomegranate variety is a true wonder in the world of fruits. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or just starting your journey, consider adding the 'Wonderful Standard' pomegranate to your collection for a delightful and healthful experience.

Visit our Fruit Tree Central for a listing of all our fruit tree videos and articles.

Visit Tree Characteristics for a listing of all our fruit & nut tree growing characteristics.

About Pomegranates: Glossy-leaved, ornamental and long-lived tree with showy orange-red blossoms in late spring. Pomegranates are native to Iran and India and have been cultivated in the arid regions of the world since antiquity. They love desert climates with hot summers and cold winters they have been known to grow as far north as Utah and Washington D.C. but they rarely fruit in these latitudes. When planting, cut back the top half of the tree and cut side limbs back to 3-6” to prevent desiccation and stress. A pomegranate can reach 20-30' in maturity, but is more commonly seen at 12-16'. Suitable to espalier. Pomegranates do not like to be planted as bare-roots and are difficult to establish, so we sell these No. 1 size trees (2’ to 3’) in pots to enhance their survival rate. Trees are 1 year old, and should begin to fruit in 2-3 years.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Cannot ship to the following states: AK, HI, PR, VI, GU

Cannot ship via USPS.

Cannot ship via SmartPost.

Shipping Weight: 5.5 lb

Dimensions: 35.9"L x 3.9"W x 3.9"H

Features

  • Potted
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 8 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 150 hours
Planting Time : Winter
Tree Size : Standard

Planting & Care

Guarantee

We guarantee the perishable items we sell to be in good, viable condition when we sell them. Perishable items include, but are not limited to, garlic bulbs, flower bulbs, seed potatoes, onion sets & transplants, potted or bare root trees, vegetable crowns, etc. If your perishable item arrives in substandard condition, take photographs and please contact us within 3 days of the purchase date (or delivery date) and we will provide you with a refund of the purchase price (excluding shipping costs), or a replacement. Accordingly, we urge you to open any boxes marked as ""Perishable"" immediately upon receiving them and inspect the shipment thoroughly (do not crack open heads of garlic, we do not accept claims on cracked garlic). Because some perishable items can deteriorate very quickly, we cannot accept any claims beyond the 3-day time frame as it becomes too difficult to determine if these items were delivered in substandard condition, or if they turned into such substandard condition because of having been improperly cared for or stored once delivered.

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Customer Reviews

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Laura
Healthy and happy

I am in zone 6, and my tree arrived in January, which is the dead of winter here. I potted it in a container and it is thriving inside the house. It leafed out immediately and in one month the new growth has extended its hight by another foot at least. Very happy with the health of this tree!

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Jess
Easy to plant, and quickly began to leaf.

I purchased and received a wonderful pomegranate tree. I am in zone 9/9.5 and planted in a pot on my patio within a day of its arrival. After a month the tree began to leaf and continues to leaf out and do well. The videos available in the resource center for how to plant and maintain have been very helpful! I am not an experienced gardener and the videos really help in learning what to do and how to do it. This is now my go-to place for trees, plants, & seeds.

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DCPLANTER
Already Sprouting Leaves!

Upon two weeks of arrival, my pomegranate tree has already sprouted leaves in my greenhouse :) Would highly recommend not only this specific tree but this company as your trusted organic tree source!

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deb
Beautiful specimen

My plant arrived as promised. It was in excellent condition. I am very pleased.

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Wonderful
Afer 3 years of planting, trees haven't grown in height.

I purchased 2 Wonderful pomegranate trees 3 years ago and wonder why they hasn't grown. Same height as upon delivery 3 years ago. Still must use the bamboo rods to hold them upright since either one has any strength. What both plants have done is branch out, starting at ground level all the way up to cut top of the stocks sent to me. One branch on this stock was almost as long as the base is tall and the entire tree/bush was so weighted down by that one branch that was unable to maintain enough strength from bowing over. Though all the branching out occurred on both, doing the same as what I just mentioned, I began to wonder if this tree would indeed gain any height whatsoever, and began to think they are really bushes, after I cut them all off. The lower branches have started growing again, cover the main stock. Just recently, a few of fruit flowers have appeared on both of them....but, unfortunately they fell off during the flowering stage. I'm thinking maybe a couple of hummingbirds that visit are responsible. What I would like to know is...are my 2 trees, bushes? Trimming off those heavy lower branches are growing back in abundance on stocks that are just as skinny and as tall as when they were delivered. Thank you for clearing this puzzle up for me.

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