Sochi Dwarf Pomegranate
First to Harvest! Great for Cold Areas!
Native to southern Russia, it knows a thing or two about short seasons!
Finally, a Pomegranate that can stand up to a little chilly weather and still set a big crop of fruit! Sochi Dwarf comes to us from southern Russia (yes, Russia!!), a vigorous little plant that is determined to bloom profusely and set a big crop of delectable fruit every year, no matter what the weather does! Give it full sunshine and some protection from wind, and watch Sochi take off!
This plant reaches 3 to 4 feet high and wide, very densely branched with small, bright green foliage. Beginning in late spring and continuing through much of summer, it is absolutely covered in bright orange-red blooms. This would be enough to justify its inclusion in any garden, but Sochi isn't finished. The flowers are followed by golfball-sized light red fruit, which in turn is filled with tart-sweet seeds bursting with flavor.
The fruit can begin appearing as early as midsummer in hot climates, and as late as mid-fall in cooler areas. The eating quality is nothing short of gourmet, and the fruit looks terrific on this compact plant, too. Find an especially good looking pair of patio containers and plan a display that is both ornamental and useful!
And in the garden, Sochi Dwarf is a full zone hardier than other Pomegranates. Not only does the fruit ripen weeks ahead of most others, the plant stands up to shorter seasons and tougher winters. This is the Pomegranate you've been dreaming of!
Site in a sheltered southern or eastern location (a walled patio or wind-free sunny garden border is ideal). Flowers will bloom profusely in all locations, but for best fruit set, plant at least 2 Sochi Dwarves in the same area. Needs well-drained soil. Zones 6-10.