Pomegranate Varieties

'Wonderful' is grown commercially in California, having been exported as cuttings from Florida. 'Purple Seed' and 'Spanish Ruby' are
popular dooryard cultivars. 1

'Sin Pepe'

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Certain traits of various pomegranate cultivars under evaluation in Florida

SelectionRussian no.aYieldbTaste PanelcSeeddColore
SakerdzeR54538HLt. pink
Angel Red f3775SCream
Medovyi Vahsha1568SPink
Sin Pepe1275SCream

a See <http://www.crec.ifas.ufl.edu/extension/pomegranates/cultivars.shtml> for a complete list of Russian selections.
b No. fruit/plant. Measured when the plants were 2 years old.
c Percentage of favorable taste responses to fruit harvested on August 30, 2011 when the plants were 2 years old. See the <Water Conserv II> website button for additional details.
d S=soft hardness; M=medium; H=hard.
e Peel color and seed color are not necessarily the same. The color listed is primarily for the seed [aril] color. Furthermore, the colors of both parts of the fruit are as they were on August 30, 2011.
f Angel Red is a patented cultivar. Planting it requires an agreement from the owner. 2

Further Reading
Cultivar Selection Guide for Florida-Grown Pomegranates: Horticultural Traits from the University of Florida ext. link
Planning a Pomegranate Orchard: Cultivar Selection from the University of Florida UF/IFAS/CREC pdf

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1 Sheets, M.D. Du Bois, M.L. and Williamson, J.G. "The Pomegranate." edis.ifas.ufl.edu. This document is HS44, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, UF/IFAS Extension. Publication date Apr. 1994. Revised Apr. 2004, Oct. 2012, July 2013 and Mar. 2015.  Web. 24 Feb. 2017.
2 Castle, Bill. "Considerations for planning a Pomegranate Orchard: Cultivar Selection." crec.ifas.ufl.edu. Citrus Research and Education Centere (CREC) University of Florida. 2011. Web. 1 Jan. 2015.


Fig. 1,2,3,4,5,6 Moersfelder, J. Punica granatum L. N.d. ars-grin.gov. USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. Web. 1 Jan. 2014.

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