Category:

OLD CAPE

Punica granatum cultivar

Syn.

"Also sold as Red Skin"

Origin

Unknown, was historically planted all over the Cape colony by early settlers.

Type

Sweet-sour, hard seeded

Description

Very large round fruit, the skin is green to pink and blushed with red when fully ripe. The skin is tough and thick. The arils have hard seeds. The taste is sweet/sour but sweeter when fully ripe.

Ripens

From late March into April (mainly dependent on weather conditions).

Uses

*Will make a handsome small ornamental tree for gardens.

*Fruit is edible and can also be juiced.

Notes

Height and spread :+3m x+3m

*Fruit is exceptionally large.

*A very tough, hardy and easy to grow variety.

*Tolerates heavy frost once established.

*Very thorny, sturdy and compact growing plant.

*Very strong, vigorous grower.

*Was historically planted all over the Cape colony by the first settlers.

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