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WONDERFUL

Punica granatum cultivar

Syn.

"Californian Wonderful"

Origin

California, United States of America

Type

Sweet-sour, semi-hard seeded

Description

Bears very large fruit with glossy skin that turns bright red when ripe. The arils are dark red in colour and staining. It is very juicy and of high quality. It has an exceptional, subtle sweet/tart taste with an almost wine-like character.

Ripens

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

Uses

*Excellent for eating, juicing and export.

Notes

Height and spread :+3m x+3m

*One of the most widely planted cultivars in the world.

*The top commercial variety in California and rest of the United States.

*Also very popular in Israel.

*The most planted cultivar in South Africa with more than 60% of all pomegranate orchards consisting of this cultivar.

*A very strong, upright growing plant.

*A heavy bearer and also bears from a very young age.(3 years and older)

*Produces high quantities of top quality fruit.

*Fruit has excellent cold storage abilities - up to 3 months in refrigeration.

*Tolerant of moderate frost only. Older, well-established plants will tolerate heavy frost for short periods of time.

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