Pomegranate Trees - Salavatski #5 Pot

The Salavatski Russian pomegranate is among the hardiest of pomegranate cultivars! Developed in the 1970's by Dr. Chris Inhulsen, the Salavatski was his first choice for hardy, dependable, high quality fruit. It is able to tolerate temperatures down to 10 degrees Fahrenheit. Salavatski (aka Russian #8) is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub that grows up to 10 feet but is easy to keep smaller by pruning. It blooms with trumpet-shaped, orange-red flowers and produces orange-sized, globose, yellow to orange-red fruits. The fruit are large, deep pink seeded and have one of the best flavors of the southern pomegranates. Salavatski is one of the few pomegranates known as a tweener, so called for its semi-soft seeds. You can use these in salads for a nice crispy sweet surprise. 

These are tough trees, able to tolerate a wide variety of soil conditions, from clay to sand. Unlike many fruit-bearing trees, the Salavatski pomegranate is deer resistant. Very cold hardy and very productive, performing well in zone 7 with some rumored success in protected areas in zone 6. Plus they produce an abundance of beautiful bright orange flowers over an extended period of time during the spring. Both the flowers and the fruit are produced at a very young age. Trees grow to about 10 feet in height with an equal spread at maturity. Exceptionally heat tolerant. Prefers full sun for best fruit production but will tolerate some light shade. Quite drought tolerant when established. 

USDA ZONES: Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9