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Kashmir Pomegranate Tree

Kashmir Pomegranate Tree

Best Tasting Pomegranate

Potted Tree

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 150 - 200
  • Harvest: October 2 - November 1
  • Looks: Medium-size fruit with light pink to red skin.
  • Personality: Ruby red seeds have intense flavor with no overbearing acidic taste.
  • 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 die back sometimes, they still will come back and produce the same fruit. Hummingbirds love the pomegranate flowers. Named for its delicious blend of complex flavors. Kashmir has spreading growth habit and can be grown as a shrub. Very container compatible. Rich flavor beloved by pomegranate aficionados, makes good juice.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

Pomegranate ‘Kashmir Standard’

Pomegranates have earned their place as a beloved and versatile fruit for their unique flavor and numerous health benefits. The Kashmir Pomegranate is a remarkable variety known for its delightful taste and prolific fruit production.

Characteristics of Kashmir Pomegranate

The Kashmir Pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10-15 feet in height. This variety is characterized by its striking deep red flowers and glossy green leaves, which add ornamental value to your garden. However, it is primarily cultivated for its delectable and juicy fruit.

The fruit of the Kashmir Pomegranate is medium-sized, typically measuring about 2-3 inches in diameter. It boasts a rich, sweet-tart flavor that is both refreshing and satisfying. The deep crimson arils inside the fruit are not only visually appealing but also packed with essential nutrients.

Cultivation Tips

Growing Kashmir Pomegranate can be a rewarding experience, whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice. Here are some essential tips for successfully cultivating this remarkable fruit:

  1. Climate and Location: Kashmir Pomegranates thrive in regions with a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil for optimal growth.

  2. Planting: When planting your pomegranate, ensure that the soil is rich in organic matter and has a pH level between 5.5 and 7.0. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the potted plant and place it at the same level it was in the pot. Space multiple plants about 10-12 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation.

  3. Watering: While pomegranates are drought-tolerant once established, they require regular watering during their first year. Ensure the soil remains evenly moist, but avoid waterlogging.

  4. Pruning: Pruning is essential to maintain the shape of the shrub and encourage fruit production. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak branches and shape the plant.

  5. Fertilization: Fertilize your Kashmir Pomegranate in the spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can hinder fruit production.

  6. Harvesting: Pomegranates are typically ready for harvest in late summer to early fall. They should be picked when they have reached full color and make a metallic sound when tapped. Use pruning shears to cut the fruit from the plant, leaving a small portion of the stem attached.

Health Benefits

Apart from their delicious taste, pomegranates are renowned for their potential health benefits. The Kashmir variety offers these benefits in abundance:

  1. Antioxidant Power: Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, particularly polyphenols and anthocyanins, which help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.

  2. Heart Health: Regular consumption of pomegranates may improve heart health by reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing the buildup of arterial plaque.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and conditions related to inflammation.

  4. Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that pomegranates may inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells, making them a valuable addition to a cancer-preventive diet.

  5. Improved Memory: Preliminary research indicates that pomegranate consumption may have cognitive benefits, including enhanced memory function.

The Kashmir Pomegranate is a captivating fruit variety that not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your garden but also provides you with a delicious and nutritious treat. With proper care and cultivation, you can enjoy the beauty of its vibrant flowers and savor the health benefits of its juicy, antioxidant-rich fruit. Add this remarkable pomegranate variety to your garden and indulge in its unique blend of taste and wellness.

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

Potted Tree

  • Zones: 8-10
  • Chill hours: 150 - 200
  • Harvest: October 2 - November 1
  • Looks: Medium-size fruit with light pink to red skin.
  • Personality: Ruby red seeds have intense flavor with no overbearing acidic taste.
  • 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 die back sometimes, they still will come back and produce the same fruit. Hummingbirds love the pomegranate flowers. Named for its delicious blend of complex flavors. Kashmir has spreading growth habit and can be grown as a shrub. Very container compatible. Rich flavor beloved by pomegranate aficionados, makes good juice.
  • Pollination: Self-pollinated.

Pomegranate ‘Kashmir Standard’

Pomegranates have earned their place as a beloved and versatile fruit for their unique flavor and numerous health benefits. The Kashmir Pomegranate is a remarkable variety known for its delightful taste and prolific fruit production.

Characteristics of Kashmir Pomegranate

The Kashmir Pomegranate, scientifically known as Punica granatum, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that can grow up to 10-15 feet in height. This variety is characterized by its striking deep red flowers and glossy green leaves, which add ornamental value to your garden. However, it is primarily cultivated for its delectable and juicy fruit.

The fruit of the Kashmir Pomegranate is medium-sized, typically measuring about 2-3 inches in diameter. It boasts a rich, sweet-tart flavor that is both refreshing and satisfying. The deep crimson arils inside the fruit are not only visually appealing but also packed with essential nutrients.

Cultivation Tips

Growing Kashmir Pomegranate can be a rewarding experience, whether you are an experienced gardener or a novice. Here are some essential tips for successfully cultivating this remarkable fruit:

  1. Climate and Location: Kashmir Pomegranates thrive in regions with a Mediterranean climate, characterized by hot, dry summers and mild winters. Choose a sunny spot in your garden with well-draining soil for optimal growth.

  2. Planting: When planting your pomegranate, ensure that the soil is rich in organic matter and has a pH level between 5.5 and 7.0. Dig a hole that is slightly larger than the root ball of the potted plant and place it at the same level it was in the pot. Space multiple plants about 10-12 feet apart to allow for proper air circulation.

  3. Watering: While pomegranates are drought-tolerant once established, they require regular watering during their first year. Ensure the soil remains evenly moist, but avoid waterlogging.

  4. Pruning: Pruning is essential to maintain the shape of the shrub and encourage fruit production. Prune in late winter or early spring to remove dead or weak branches and shape the plant.

  5. Fertilization: Fertilize your Kashmir Pomegranate in the spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer. Avoid excessive nitrogen, as it can hinder fruit production.

  6. Harvesting: Pomegranates are typically ready for harvest in late summer to early fall. They should be picked when they have reached full color and make a metallic sound when tapped. Use pruning shears to cut the fruit from the plant, leaving a small portion of the stem attached.

Health Benefits

Apart from their delicious taste, pomegranates are renowned for their potential health benefits. The Kashmir variety offers these benefits in abundance:

  1. Antioxidant Power: Pomegranates are loaded with antioxidants, particularly polyphenols and anthocyanins, which help protect your cells from damage caused by free radicals.

  2. Heart Health: Regular consumption of pomegranates may improve heart health by reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol levels, and preventing the buildup of arterial plaque.

  3. Anti-Inflammatory Properties: Pomegranates have anti-inflammatory effects, potentially reducing the risk of chronic diseases and conditions related to inflammation.

  4. Cancer Prevention: Some studies suggest that pomegranates may inhibit the growth of certain cancer cells, making them a valuable addition to a cancer-preventive diet.

  5. Improved Memory: Preliminary research indicates that pomegranate consumption may have cognitive benefits, including enhanced memory function.

The Kashmir Pomegranate is a captivating fruit variety that not only enhances the aesthetic appeal of your garden but also provides you with a delicious and nutritious treat. With proper care and cultivation, you can enjoy the beauty of its vibrant flowers and savor the health benefits of its juicy, antioxidant-rich fruit. Add this remarkable pomegranate variety to your garden and indulge in its unique blend of taste and wellness.

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

  • Flavor Pick
  • Potted
  • Self-fruitful
  • Suited to Warmer Climates

Characteristics

USDA Growing Zone: 8 - 10
Approximate Harvest Time : Early Fall
Approximate Harvest Time : Late Fall
Chill Hours Needed : 150-200
Planting Time : Winter
Time to Fruit Production : 1 Year
Tree Size : Standard

Planting & Care

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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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