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Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree

Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree

Huge Delicious Fruit

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 150
  • Harvest: September 5 - October 10
  • Looks: Fantastically huge fruits up to three times the size of Wonderful with pale pink skin.
  • Personality: Purple sweet-tart juice, similar to Wonderful.
  • 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 fruit. Hummingbirds LOVE the pomegranate flowers. Long-lived tree, does well in any soil with inland or coastal climates.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

The Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree: A Marvel of Flavor and Beauty

Pomegranates have long been cherished for their exquisite taste and vibrant, jewel-like seeds. Among the many varieties of pomegranate trees available, the Ambrosia Pomegranate stands out as a true gem in the world of fruit-bearing trees. This article will explore the Ambrosia Pomegranate tree, delving into its origins, unique characteristics, care requirements, and the delightful rewards it offers to gardeners and fruit enthusiasts.

Origins of the Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree

The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree (Punica granatum 'Ambrosia') is believed to be a hybrid variety originating from California, USA. Its parentage includes the popular Wonderful Pomegranate and a variety known as Pink Satin. This carefully crafted lineage results in a tree that combines the best qualities of both its parents, creating a pomegranate tree with exceptional flavor and striking aesthetics.

Distinctive Characteristics

Appearance: The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree is a deciduous shrub or small tree, typically growing to a height of 8 to 12 feet. Its slender branches are adorned with glossy, dark green leaves that contrast beautifully with its vibrant, reddish-orange flowers. These blooms are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators, ensuring a good fruit set.

Fruit: The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree produces medium-sized fruit that is renowned for its exceptionally sweet and flavorful seeds. The arils, or juicy seed sacs, are a delightful mix of sweet and tangy, making them perfect for snacking or adding a burst of flavor to various dishes. The fruit's exterior is a vibrant orange-red, adding to its allure.

Caring for Your Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree

Successfully growing an Ambrosia Pomegranate tree requires attention to its specific care needs. Here are some essential tips to ensure a thriving tree:

  1. Sunlight: Plant your Ambrosia Pomegranate tree in a location that receives full sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. This ensures optimal fruit production and flavor development.

  2. Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial for pomegranate trees. Sandy or loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level is ideal. Proper drainage helps prevent root rot and other issues.

  3. Watering: Pomegranate trees are drought-tolerant once established, but consistent watering is essential during the first few years to establish a healthy root system. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth.

  4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the tree's shape and encourages fruit production. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and fruit development. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of fruit.

The Reward of Ambrosia Pomegranates

The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree offers a rewarding experience to gardeners and fruit enthusiasts alike. With the right care, it can provide a bountiful harvest of sweet and flavorful fruit. These versatile fruits can be enjoyed fresh, juiced, or incorporated into a wide range of dishes, from salads to desserts. Additionally, the tree's vibrant flowers and glossy leaves make it an attractive addition to any garden or landscape.

The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree is a true treasure for those who appreciate the beauty and flavor of this remarkable fruit. Its origins, distinctive characteristics, and care requirements make it a valuable addition to gardens and orchards. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, growing an Ambrosia Pomegranate tree can be a fulfilling and fruitful endeavor, bringing the taste of ambrosia to your doorstep.

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

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 150
  • Harvest: September 5 - October 10
  • Looks: Fantastically huge fruits up to three times the size of Wonderful with pale pink skin.
  • Personality: Purple sweet-tart juice, similar to Wonderful.
  • 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 fruit. Hummingbirds LOVE the pomegranate flowers. Long-lived tree, does well in any soil with inland or coastal climates.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

The Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree: A Marvel of Flavor and Beauty

Pomegranates have long been cherished for their exquisite taste and vibrant, jewel-like seeds. Among the many varieties of pomegranate trees available, the Ambrosia Pomegranate stands out as a true gem in the world of fruit-bearing trees. This article will explore the Ambrosia Pomegranate tree, delving into its origins, unique characteristics, care requirements, and the delightful rewards it offers to gardeners and fruit enthusiasts.

Origins of the Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree

The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree (Punica granatum 'Ambrosia') is believed to be a hybrid variety originating from California, USA. Its parentage includes the popular Wonderful Pomegranate and a variety known as Pink Satin. This carefully crafted lineage results in a tree that combines the best qualities of both its parents, creating a pomegranate tree with exceptional flavor and striking aesthetics.

Distinctive Characteristics

Appearance: The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree is a deciduous shrub or small tree, typically growing to a height of 8 to 12 feet. Its slender branches are adorned with glossy, dark green leaves that contrast beautifully with its vibrant, reddish-orange flowers. These blooms are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators, ensuring a good fruit set.

Fruit: The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree produces medium-sized fruit that is renowned for its exceptionally sweet and flavorful seeds. The arils, or juicy seed sacs, are a delightful mix of sweet and tangy, making them perfect for snacking or adding a burst of flavor to various dishes. The fruit's exterior is a vibrant orange-red, adding to its allure.

Caring for Your Ambrosia Pomegranate Tree

Successfully growing an Ambrosia Pomegranate tree requires attention to its specific care needs. Here are some essential tips to ensure a thriving tree:

  1. Sunlight: Plant your Ambrosia Pomegranate tree in a location that receives full sunlight for at least 6 to 8 hours a day. This ensures optimal fruit production and flavor development.

  2. Soil: Well-draining soil is crucial for pomegranate trees. Sandy or loamy soil with a slightly acidic to neutral pH level is ideal. Proper drainage helps prevent root rot and other issues.

  3. Watering: Pomegranate trees are drought-tolerant once established, but consistent watering is essential during the first few years to establish a healthy root system. Water deeply but infrequently to encourage deep root growth.

  4. Pruning: Regular pruning helps maintain the tree's shape and encourages fruit production. Prune in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges.

  5. Fertilization: Apply a balanced fertilizer in the spring to promote healthy growth and fruit development. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can lead to excessive foliage at the expense of fruit.

The Reward of Ambrosia Pomegranates

The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree offers a rewarding experience to gardeners and fruit enthusiasts alike. With the right care, it can provide a bountiful harvest of sweet and flavorful fruit. These versatile fruits can be enjoyed fresh, juiced, or incorporated into a wide range of dishes, from salads to desserts. Additionally, the tree's vibrant flowers and glossy leaves make it an attractive addition to any garden or landscape.

The Ambrosia Pomegranate tree is a true treasure for those who appreciate the beauty and flavor of this remarkable fruit. Its origins, distinctive characteristics, and care requirements make it a valuable addition to gardens and orchards. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, growing an Ambrosia Pomegranate tree can be a fulfilling and fruitful endeavor, bringing the taste of ambrosia to your doorstep.

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 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
Time to Fruit Production : 1 Year
Tree Size : Standard

Planting & Care

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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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Faysal Ahmmed
Ambrosia pomegranate

Wonderful experience buying pomegranate trees from this company, all pomegranate plants were big enough, and really healthy.
Will recommend friends to buy pomegranate from this company.

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A Raj
Good and healthy plant

Purchased this pomegranate online and picked up in store. Good nursery and very good staff. They helped us picked the online purchase and also answered our questions regarding soil type, when to plant different fruits, water requirements etc. I look forward to purchase more fruit tress in coming future.

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Sammy
GREAT Plants

GREAT Plants!

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Dave
Beautiful Pomegranate Tree

The Pemegranate Tree came very well wrapped and looked healthy. I highly recommend seller, very good stock and fast shipping!!

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Stella
I am so excited about a pink pomegranate

I love pink, and finding this pink-skinned pomegranate was so exciting for me. I think it will look absolutely perfect in my cottage type yard. The tree came very green, no dry, yellow or damaged leaves. Just easily slipped it out of the sleeve and planted like the video from here said to. I hope it does well for me.

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