Our farm has a collection of 25 varieties of Pomegranates.  Some are to young to have had fruit but we eagerly await that time for those to be tasted and enjoyed.

Below are pictures and text that I am gathering to keep learning about the pomegranates in my care.  First, I am posting a mystery variety.  It had a tag of Kashmir Blend on it but unless it just had a bad year, my other Kashmir never were green skinned.  The taste is good, the seeds are med/hard and the juice tastes ripe and sweet.  The photos were taken Dec 1st (Napa)and the cracking happened after a lot of rain.  The leaves seem late to show fall colors and drop.  Anyone have any ideas?  My best guess so far is Green Globe.

The 4 pictures of this unknown green pomegranate are above.  I love any helpful hints to help me get this named. The tree is about 5 years old and I don't think it has had fruit before.  I do not think it is a seedling.  It is more likely from a cutting or nursery, such as Dave Wilson but they don't even sell a green skinned pomegranate.  I have alos gotten material from Wolfskill and CRFGs. 

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 Ariana Pomegranate

This variety came from Dr. Gregory Levin when he was stationed at the Turkmenistan Experimental Station of Plant Genetic Resources, Garrygala

It is a sweet-Tart type, with great flavor and medium to large sized fruit. Red rind with dark red arils and very soft seeds.

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Blaze Pomegranate

Developed in CA

Plant showy with flowers and shiny red fruit rind. Fruit tart, pulp deep purple at maturity. Kernels red. Excellent for desert and jelly.

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Cranberry Pomegranate

Developed in California, assession added in 1997.  Fruit has been called both large and meduim sized with good appearance, light red juice, sour and heavy bearing.

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Dewey Pomegranate

Fruit medium to large, reddish-pink, pleasant appearance.  Medium, green red, sweet rich light red juice, top sweet juice taste.

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Desertnyi Pomegranate


A special selection from the Turkmenistan collection of world famous Pomegranate hybridist Gregory Levin. Desertnyi translates to English as “dessert” and it is a real dessert treat. With a light orange-colored rind and dark red arils (the seeds and surrounding pulp) this contrasted look is like very few other varieties. The flavor is an excellent sweet/tart balance with lots of citrus overtone. As Desertnyi matures, an almost orange juice-like flavor is evident. It has a great, firm texture with very soft edible seed. Upright growing plant with great fruit set. Maintain at any height with summer pruning. Good for fresh eating or Juice. Self-fruitful.

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Double Red #2 Pomegranate

Ornamental

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Early Wonderful Pomegranate

The Early Wonderful variety of pomegranate matures two weeks ahead of the Wonderful pomegranate. When fully matured, it is a medium-sized bush that blooms late but is still quite productive. The flowers on this variety are a stunning orange-red color and very fertile.
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 Fleishman Pomegranate

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Granada Pomegranate

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Grissarskii Rozovyi Pomegranate

This variety came from Dr. Gregory Levin when he was stationed at the Turkmenistan Experimental Station of Plant Genetic Resources, Garrygala

It is a sweet-tart type, with good balanced flavor and medium to large sized fruit. Pink and yellow rind with medium large arils and soft seeds.
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Haku Taka Pomegranate

Ornamental, from Japan in 1985

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Haku Boton Pomegranate

This variety came from Shibamichi Nursery in Saitama, Japan. It is grown primarily for its highly ornamental double white flowers.

It is an extremely tart type, with medium to large sized fruit, yellow rind, medium sized clear to yellow tinted arils, with hard seeds. It is bracingly tart but mellows after some time in the refrigerator. Its flavor is lemon- like with a hint of “pineapple lifesaver”. It is good in a juice blend when more acidity is desired.

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Hotnuni Zigar Pomegranate

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Ink Pomegranate

This variety originally came to the Davis repository from the Chico, California plant introduction station. It is from our “old block”.

It is a sweet-tart type with medium to large sized fruit, dark red rind, medium sized arils, with medium seeds. Good flavor.

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Kashmir Blend Pomegranate

Medium size pomegranate with light pink-red exterior. Ruby red seeds have intense flavor with no overbearing acidic taste. Plant has a slightly spreading growth habit and can also be grown as a tree. Keep any height with summer pruning. Excellent source of antioxidants. Eat fresh or use in cooking. Self-fruitful.

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Kopetdag Pomegranate

 

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Kyz-bibi Pomegranate

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Mae Pomegranate

Large, red, sweet sour rich red juice, top taste, heavy bearing.
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Meijhos Pomegranate

Assession was donated (to germplasm collection) by Turkmenistan Exp Station in 1982 collected from former Soviet Union

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Molla Nepes Pomegranate

This variety came from Dr. Gregory Levin when he was stationed at the Turkmenistan Experimental Station of Plant Genetic Resources, Garrygala

It is a sweet-Tart type, with great flavor and medium to large sized fruit. Red rind with dark red arils and very soft seeds.

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Orange Pomegranate

 

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Palermo Pomegranate

Fruit large to extra large, round, medium, red-yellow rind, flavor rich-tart, slightly acid. Cuttings introduced in early 1980's from Italy.

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Parfianka Pomegranate


Wolfskil- Dr. Levin selection. Large size fruit Red fruit is sweet with a hint of acidity. Arils are red with very small edible seeds. Vigorous upright plant sets a heavy crop dependably. Maintain at any height with summer pruning. Always receives the highest praise for overall flavor.

Great for juice or fresh eating. Self-fruitful
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Purple Heart Pomegranate

Developed by John Chater in Camarillo, California.

It is a sweet to sweet-tart type with medium to large fruit, red rind, medium to large sized dark red arils, and medium soft to medium seeds. It has good fruit flavor and color. It is good fresh eating and for juice.

Minimal splitting and excellent holding ability off the tree.

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Sharp Velvet Pomegranate


Large sized pomegranate with a very appealing, unique mildly acid refreshing flavor. Fruit has a dark red exterior and dark seeds, the color of crushed red velvet. Upright growing plant sets huge crops of highly ornamental fruit and can be kept any height with summer pruning. Eat fresh or use in cooking. An excellent source of antioxidants. Self-fruitfull

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Sirenevyi Pomegranate

This is an outstanding pomegranate. The fruit is sweet, spicy and aromatic. The exterior is speckled red and tan or pink. The interior is dark red and the seeds are soft. It is from Dr. Gregory Levin’s Turkmenistan collection. Harvest in late Oct and Nov. Self fruitful.

Wonderful Pomegranate

Large, purple-red fruit with delicious, tangy flavor. Best quality in hot inland climate. Gaudy red-orange bloom, ornamental foliage. Long-lived, any soil. Self-fruitful.

This is the most common variety in California and is a wonderful fruit tree to own.

Discovered around 1896 in Porterville, CA in a group of cuttings from FL. Ripens early seeds medium.
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