A pomegranate from Turkmenistan, the Sogdiana variety of pomegranate has a red rind with red arils. The seeds are soft and the fruit is sweet with a hint of tart. It does have a slightly astringent and bitter taste as well, but it is well balanced by the main flavor of sweetness.
ABOUT THIS PLANT
Botanic Name: Punica granatum
Common Names: Smith PP16578, Sogdiana,
Native to: Mediterranean
Lifespan: Perennial / Tree
Hardiness Zone: 7-10
Fruiting Season: September to November
Growth Structure: Bushy growing habit up to 10ft. Can also be pruned into a single trunk tree of any height.
Fertility Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Water Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Sun & Light Preference: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Pomegranate is fairly easy to take care of. If desired, pomegranates can be pruned to a tree shape. Add compost at initial planting, and dress with 1/2 inch of compost annually. Pomegranates will survive drought, but will flourish with regular deep watering.