- Code:Punica granatum var.1
- Weight:2.000 Kgs
Punica granatum, Pomegranate var. 1
During the period 1950-1990, in Bulgaria were made many experiments with subtropical fruit crops. Quite a few experimental stations were created throughout the country and they had big plantations of tangerines, olives, pomegranates, figs, persimmons, pistachios and others.
In these plantations, the most valuable varieties were tested and selected and the most essential was their cold tolerance. Varieties of a whole "Eastern bloc" were delivered - from Russia to Afghanistan. After political changes, all these plantations were abandoned. Some were destroyed, others were left to run wild without any care.
During our visits to these places, we have selected the most durable and valuable varieties, that not only had excellent fruit, but were fairly dry and frost tolerant to survive a decade after abandonment. Of the former plantation with pomegranate near Lozenets (Bourgas), we managed to save two varieties with excellent fruits with high sugar content and very good taste. Unfortunately, their names are unknown. Therefore we are presenting them as variety 1 and variety 2.
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- USDA zone:-18°C (zone 7a)
- Winter effect:Deciduous plant
- Sun exposure:Sun only
- Soil pH+:not important
- Water need:not important
- Difficulty in growing:Easy plant