Ancient Tropical Plant with Big Health Benefits
The Parfianka Pomegranate is native to western Asia but fast becoming one of the most popular fruits in the U.S. due to its enormous health benefits. It is an eye-catching, long-lived tropical plant that’s sure to draw interest from family and neighbors.
This deciduous shrub features angular branches with upright growth for a full, robust appearance. Glossy, lance-shaped leaves round out the lush appearance of this tropical ornamental, spotlighting it as a stand-out in any yard. It happily thrives in almost any soil conditions and commonly reaches 10 feet in height. It can also live up to 200 years!
In the spring your Pomegranate will enchant you with its delicate, trumpet-shaped red blossoms that will continue into the long summer months, providing welcome allure for butterflies and hummingbirds.
In the fall, your Pomegranate will amaze you with the appearance of orange-sized, red fruits ready for harvest. Unlike Pomegranates you buy in the store, your Pomegranate will provide fruit at its highest level of flavor and nutrition.
Whether you eat the seeds plain, sprinkle on salads or squeeze into juice, the Pomegranate is filled with natural vitamins and antioxidants and further health benefits too numerous to mention.
The Pomegranate is clearly an amazing plant of ancient origins with both ornamental and nutritional appeal. The Parfianka variety specifically is considered one of the highest quality Pomegranates in existence.
With its rich history, durability and showy display, the Parfianka Pomegranate is an outstanding choice for your landscape.
* Easy to grow
* Drought and disease tolerant
* Fruit has health benefits
Buying Options for Plants
Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.
Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!
Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.
- Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
- Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.
Nature Hills Container Size by Volume
|Young Plants to 18 Months|
|2"x2"x3"||Ranges from||.18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume|
|4.5" Container||Equal to||.655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume|
|3.5" Container||Equal to||.67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume|
|4" Container||Equal to||.87 dry quart / .96 dry liter in volume|
|1 Quart||Equal to||1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume|
|5.5" Container||Equal to||1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x5"||Ranges from||.8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x6"||Ranges from||1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x9"||Ranges from||1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume|
|4"x4"x10"||Ranges from||1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old|
|2 Quart||Equal to||2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume|
|#1 Container||Ranges from||2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume|
|5"x5"x12"||Equal to||3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 2 - 4 Years Old|
|#2 Container||Ranges from||1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume|
|#3 Container||Ranges from||2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume|
|Plants 3 - 5 Years Old|
|#5 Container||Ranges from||2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume|
|#7 Container||Ranges from||5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume|
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Modern Healthy and Delicious Fruit with Ancient Past
Recorded history first documents the Pomegranate in use in the area known as the lower Tigris and Euphrates Valley around 2200 B.C., although archaeological records date them back much further. Pomegranates most likely came by way of the mountains of Iran and Iraq.
The Pomegranates wide range of adaptability, great taste and high food value gave it a place of great appreciation in the ancient diet and this spread throughout the Middle East. The Spanish brought Pomegranate with them into Mexico, where it found its way North into territory that would become the United States in the 1500's via the Spanish Missions.
Modern improvements in Pomegranate have been ongoing. For many years, Dr. Gregory Levin was the leading researcher over the great Pomegranate collection at the Garrygala Agricultural Station in Turkmenistan.
In the late 1990's, the turmoil along the Iran/Turkmenistan border reached a peak. During this time, Dr Levin was forced to leave the Research Station and brought many of the most important selections to Israel where they would be then sent to the USDA Germplasm Repository at the Wolfskill Experimental Orchards in Winters, California.
Several of Dr. Liven's varieties have been selected as outstanding, and Parfiankia has proven to be a superior selection. Considered by many the most balanced in acid/sugar, sweetness, and overall flavor of all Pomegranates varieties, the Parfiankia has dominated fruit tastings for many years.
After years of exile from his work in pomegranate discovery and introduction, Dr. Levin's efforts have been carried on by the likes of Joe Wehrheim and Jeff Moersfelder of UC Davis. Jeff manages the Pomegranate program at Wolfskill and conducts regular fruit tastings and tours. He also distributes the important varieties of the collection, of which Parfiankia remains in the highest demand. This story is not over, due to the number of great selections that remain to be introduced.
|Brand||Nature Hills Nursery|
|Botanical Name||Punica granatum|
|Mature Height||10 - 12 feet|
|Mature Spread||8 - 10 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun|