Can pomegranates be grown in Pennsylvania?

Asked December 5, 2013, 11:06 AM EST

I have heard that there are varieties of pomegranates that will be productive in Pennsylvania. Do you have any information on what varieties and how to get started what type of soil etc.? Thanks in advance.

Lawrence County Pennsylvania

1 Response

A cold hardy Russian Pomegranate tree is the best Northern Pomegranate tree that is guaranteed to survive temperatures of Northern States- Even zones 6a that include Pennsylvania, New York, and Ohio. Russian Pomegranate trees have survived experimental temperatures of 6 degrees F. The fruit size is larger than a grapefruit and fall of delicious sweet juice. The same type of plantings should be used as for any northern fruit tree.