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Russian 26 Cold Hardy Pomegranate
The most cold and heat tolerant Pomegranate we've ever grown. We know from experience that Russian 26 experiences no damage from freeze damage down to 3 degrees F! It can be safely grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a through 11. Russian 26 is as heat tolerant as it is cold tolerant. Get more details below!

Russian 26 Cold Hardy Pomegranate

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Russian 26 Cold Hardy Pomegranate
Punica granatum 'Russian 26'



Note:  For our customers who live and garden north of USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 6a, where the Russian 26 Pomegranate is not winter hardy, you'll be happy to know it can be grown in containers that can be brought indoors during winter and placed back outside when temperatures warm up in spring.



Special Attributes

The most cold and heat tolerant Pomegranate we've ever grown. We know from experience that Russian 26 experiences no damage from freeze damage down to 3 degrees F! It can be safely grown in USDA Hardiness Zones 6a through 11. Russian 26 is as heat tolerant as it is cold tolerant.

But the great attributes don't stop with cold hardiness...

In spring, your Russian 26 Pomegranate will produce bright orange single flowers that really light up the garden. This pomegranate is self-pollinating so you only have to plant one. That said, two plants enhances pollination and increases fruit production. The flowers are followed by large, bright orange-red fruit that are filled with delectable, nutrient-packed, dark red seeds that are amazingly sweet - said to be the sweetest of any Pomegranate!


Some History
The original Russian 26 Pomegranate plant was found in the mid-1900's in southern Russia. It got it's name from being the 26th plant in the orchard row, which proved over time to be much more cold hardy than other species in the same orchard. This cultivar produces bright orange-red fruit which is considered to be among the sweetest among the species and among other fruits in general.



Landscape Uses

Growing up to 10 feet tall and wide with a naturally rounded shape. the Russian 26 Pomegranate can be grown as a large shrub or "limbed up' to form a small tree. Because it's glossy green foliage remains attractive throughout the growing season, and its pretty orange flowers, Russian 26 is a perfect selection for the ornamental landscape. If you're looking to create a theme garden Russian 26 Pomegranate is ideal for use in edible and food gardens as well as cootage and xeriscape (low water needs) gardens. 



Cultural Preferences

Pomegranates are very easy to grow when planted right, and in the right spot. Though pomegranates will tolerate most any type of average garden soil, they grow best in a fertile, deep, loam soil that is rich with humus, as do most other fruit trees. Constantly soggy or wet soil can be problematic. So make sure to plant in a well-drained site. Brief periods of flooding won't cause problems provided the soil is well-draining. If you live in an area that can experience long rainy periods it's best to plant Pomegranate on raised beds or mounds. The soil pH tolerance for Pomegranate is wide as well. They will grow in moderately acid to moderately alkaline soils that range from 4.5 to 8.2 on the pH scale, so pH usually isn't a concern. The best and most pomegranate fruits will be produced when plants are growing in full sun. However, pomegranate plants that receive a little shade during the hottest part of summer days will still produce good crops.


PLEASE NOTE

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zones is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a specific geographic location. The zones are based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones. That said, due to that any specific location can experience an unusually cold winter, where temperatures drop below the typical average indicated in the USDA Zone Plant Hardiness Zones data, the zones are not always 100% accurate. Therefore, in USDA Zones 6 and 7 in the Northeast region of the US it would be a good idea to provide some winter protection for your Russian 26 Pomegranate Tree. A heavy layer of mulch will help protect the roots during winter. Planting your Russian 26 on the east side of a home, or in a location where it will be sheltered from north and western winds, will also help to provide protection during the cool season. 

Note:  You can find more details and expert advice under the Planting & Care tab on this page. 



Plant Details & Attributes

USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: 6a-11  Find Your Zone >
Plant Type:  Deciduous Fruit Tree
Requires Pollinator?  No
Height at Maturity:  10-12'
Width at Maturity:  10-12'
Growth Habit / Form:  Rounded, Upright
Growth Rate:  Moderate to Fast
Flower Color:  Orange
Flowering Period:  Spring
Foliage Color:  Green
Fruit Color:  Orange-red
Fruit Size:  Large
Fruit Taste:  Said to be the sweetest of any pomegranate!
Ripening Period:  Summer
Sun Needs:  Full to Mostly Sun
Water Needs:  Average, low when established
Soil Type:  Clay, Loam, Silt, Sand
Soil Moisture / Drainage:  Well Drained Moist
Soil pH:  5.5 - 7.0
Maintenance / Care:  Low


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Russian 26
Beautiful tree, shipped with care and even came with instructions on contacting them should the tree be damaged. Having free shipping made it easy to buy from Wilson Bros. Thank you. ---------- WBG Reply: Hi Bill - Thanks for taking the time to provide your review. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Hartland MI. on 9/28/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Russion Pomegranate
Received plant quickly. Plant was packaged very well. Came with directions on how to adjust the plant, and how/when to plant it. Plant looked vibrant & healthy. Would strongly recommend. ------- WBG Reply: Hi Winchela - Glad to hear your Russian 26 Pomegranate is happy and healthy! Thanks so much for taking the time to provide your review and your compliments. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. Plant Long & Prosper! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Maryland. on 8/2/2017
5/5
5 Stars
russian pomegranate
Plant arrived in great shape, packed well, and nice size as advertised. Would not hesitate to order from Wilson Brothers again. Thanks for a great product! -------- WBG Reply: Hi Shan - Thanks so much for your compliments and taking the time to provide your review. Thanks also for giving us the opportunity to serve you and we hope you enjoy your Russian 26 Pomegranate for years to come. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service. Plant long & prosper! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Muskogee. on 7/23/2017
5/5
5 Stars
R#26 Afghanski Pomegranate Tree
Excellent service, plant came in professional safe packing. Plant was very healthy, 3 gallon but well branched tree, I will buy again in future. -------------- WBG Reply: Hi Jamil - Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you're happy with the quality of the Russian 26 Pomegranate tree and the packaging. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with in the future. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Buffalo, NY. on 6/29/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Beautiful
Plants arrived soon after ordering and were beautiful and healthy. Packaging was top notch and there was no damage or visible stress to the product. They have been in the ground for about 4 weeks and are doing wonderful. Will definitely be ordering more from Wilson Brothers. ---------- WBG Reply: Hi Tom - Glad to hear your Russian 26 Pomegranates are doing wonderful. We certainly appreciate your business and appreciate you taking the time to provide your review. Let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with in the future. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Inman, SC. on 6/28/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Hardy Poms
Everything about this purchase was fantastic. From the initial Q&A to fixing a cart issue to getting the plants. They were packaged better than any other plant I've bought online and I've bought quite a few. --------- WBG Reply: Hi HJ - We sincerely appreciate you taking the time to provide your review and are glad to hear you were pleased with the Russian 26 Pomegranates and everything else. We spent a good bit of time working on our packaging method to protect plants during transit. So far, so good. We see maybe 1 damage per 1,000 orders. That said we are always looking for ways to improve or make a system better. So, if you ever have any ideas we're all ears! Thanks again - Brent Wilson | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from Pittsburgh, PA. on 6/21/2017
5/5
4 Stars
Russian 26 Pomegranate
Arrived in very good condition. Enjoying it's new home so far. -------- WBG Reply: Hi Kathy - Good to hear your Russian 26 Pomegranate is doing good. Let us know if you have any questions or if there's ever anything else we can do for you. We're at your service! - Brent Wilson | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by:  from New Mexico. on 6/19/2017
4/5
5 Stars
Beautiful
These Pomegranate trees I bought are not only full but also had flowers on them. Well packaged and the best size and shape i have seen. --------- WBG Reply: Hi Pam - Glad to hear everything went well and that you got to see the magnificent electric orange flowers! Thanks so much for taking the time to provide us with your review and let us know if there's ever anything else we can help you with. We're at your service! - Brent | Wilson Bros Gardens
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Ohio. on 5/19/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Russion 26 cold hardy pomegranite
Came alive and quick. Couldn't have asked for any better. Thanks
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Reviewed by:  from Mcdonough ga. on 4/29/2017
5/5
5 Stars
Tree is in excellent condition
I was a little concerned because didn't get any notification for a couple of days, but the customer service at Wilson Bros was very attentive and professional - everything followed as they said it will and the plant arrived on time. Packaging was perfect and the tree in excellent condition. They included some very useful instructions about planting and care. We'll see how it will develop, but for now I'm very satisfied. I will recommend them to anyone and will by again from them. They look trustworthy.
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Reviewed by:  from Bloomfield. on 8/1/2016
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