Latin Name: Punica granatum
Common Names: Sharp Velvet
Lifespan: Perennial, Deciduous
Growth Structure: Small tree to 12'-14'
Light Requirement: Full sun
Water Requirement: * once established
Description: The Purple Heart, otherwise known as Sharp Velvet, is a variety developed here in California by John Chater. It is a sweet fruit that has just a slight tang and is has a red rind and dark red arils with medium soft seeds. This variety is great for fresh eating and for juicing.