Latin Name: Punica granatum 'desertnyi'
Common Names: -
Lifespan: Perennial, Deciduous
Growth Structure: Small tree to 10'
Light Requirement: Full sun
Water Requirement: * once established
Desertnyi is a selection from the Turkmenistan collection of world-famous wild Pomegranates. It was thankfully rescued during the fall of the Soviet Union by the persistence of hybridist Dr. Gregory Levin.
Description: The Desertnyi pomegranate features an orange rind beautifully contrasted by dark red arils. The mature fruit has a firm texture and flavor that hints of orange juice. The seeds are very soft.