Purple Heart/ Sharp Velvet

Also known as Sharp Velvet is a large red skinned fruit with a super sweet flavor and just the right amount of tang. Dark red arils are soft seeded that adds a pleasurable chewiness to the eating experience. This a smaller plant that grows a little over 10feet and is very productive.
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USDA ZONES: 7-10 Outdoors
 
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Purple Heart/ Sharp Velvet is self-fertile, but the fruit crop will be larger if the tree is planted with a second tree.

Description

Punica granatum 'Purple heart'

Purple Heart Pomegranate also well known as Sharp Velvet, is an outstanding selection introduced by famed California pomegranate hybridizer John Chater. A large red skinned fruit with a super sweet flavor and just the right amount of tang. Dark red arils are soft seeded that adds a pleasurable chewiness to the eating experience. This a smaller plant that grows a little over 10feet and is very productive. Great for containers or a hedgerow. Considered by many to one of the finest flavored
Characteristics
Fruit Color:
Dark red
Ripens:
October - November
Sun/Shade:
Full Sun
Water Needs:
drought tolerant
Soil Type:
well-draining
Soil pH Level:
pH of 7
Tree Size:
Purple Heart is a smaller growing plant reaching to 12 feet of unpruned. Easily kept under 10 feet with regular pruning.
Years to Bear:
2
Pollination:
Self Pollinating
Bloom Color:
Cold Hardy:
Primary USDA Zone Range:
7 - 10
Secondary USDA Zone Range:
N/A
Chill Hours:
200 -
Size & Spacing

Purple Heart is a smaller growing plant reaching to 12 feet of unpruned. Easily kept under 10 feet with regular pruning.

Plant 5 to 8 feet on center. Ideal for high density planting

Planting & Care
Pomegranates grow well in a wide range of soils. They require good drainage and will not tolerate standing water around their roots. If poor drainage is suspected mound the plant of 12 inches above the lay of the land. Plant in full sun favoring the morning sun in a location that gets at least 8 hours of direct sun a day. Water regularly the first season and less frequently until fully established. Drought tolerant when fully established. Grow as a bush or prune into a tree form. Excellent landscape plant with a quite stunning display of flowers in the early spring. Watch for scale or Leaf footed stinkbug, very few other problems
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