Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate

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Outstanding Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate

  • Productive Late October Harvest
  • 200 Chill Hours
  • Wonderfully Refreshing Flavor & Sweet With Low Acidity
  • Dark Red, Large Fruit & Velvety Red Arils
  • Ornamental, Red-Orange Flowers
  • Flowers are Trumpet-Shaped
  • Butterfly & Hummingbird Magnet
  • Glossy Leaves - Versatile Landscape Tree or Shrub
  • Doubles as a Privacy Screen
  • Self-Pollinating, But Much More Productive with a Partner Nearby
  • Easy Care & Can be Kept Much Smaller With Pruning
  • Deer Tend to Leave it Alone

Growing healthy, antioxidant-rich fruit at home is a wish come true for many health enthusiasts. Perhaps no other crop is more enticing than the thought of homegrown Pomegranate! With an ancient past, enjoying a fresh Pomegranate is more than just a superfruit. It's an experience.

America has embraced this healthy and historic plant. People are searching for new and unique varieties for home gardens. Nature Hills is thrilled to offer expertly grown fruiting trees for Edible Landscapes. You'll enjoy the satisfying feeling of improved food security with these productive trees!

The satisfying Purple Heart (also known as Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate (Punica granatum 'Purple Heart') is gaining a reputation for its gorgeous, deep red rind and rich, velvety deep red arils. It looks great quartered on a plate, and the appealing flavor is winning many fans. Not quite as tart as others, Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) is sweet and juicy, with just the right amount of tangy taste to balance.

Pomegranates are also beautiful plants for the landscape. Their red-orange blooms look amazing, and bring a much-needed nectar source for pollinators and Hummingbirds. Densely held, tropical-looking foliage gleams in the sunshine. Prune it to any size you like, or let it grow out as an ornamental tree.

Enjoy the jewel-toned harvest with a pronounced calyx. Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) develops as a deliciously deep red fruit. Press them for juice, or quarter and peel them to add the bold arils to salads and smoothies. A fresh Pomegranate is an enjoyable exercise in mindful eating. You can even reduce the juice down to create your own cocktail mixer. Give your syrupy molasses a "brand name" for signature drinks!

People across the country are on the hunt for fruiting plants. Our limited inventory of Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate will go quickly. Order today!

How to Use Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate in the Landscape

These desirable plants are very versatile. Train them up as a single-trunk or multi-trunk tree-form, or keep the lower branches on for a hard-working shrub!

Give it a place of pride in your landscape. You'll elicit tons of questions from curious friends and family members. Kids love watching the developing cycle from flower to fruit, and you will, too. Let it pull double duty as a shade tree for their play structure.

Plant on the south or southwest of your patio and you'll gain blissful shade for fun afternoon get-togethers. Best in a mulched bed, Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) is a great conversation piece.

You'll get fruit from a single, self-pollinating plant. However, planting more than one, or adding another variety will boost your productivity.

Use in an informal grouping in a mulched planting bed. Or, Espalier your trees against a flat wall or sturdy fence.

Keep them small for easy harvest, or enjoy their full size as a landscape tree. Join the Edible Landscaping trend!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Easy to grow, the Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate needs at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Remember - more sun = more fruit! Plant in well-drained soils that don't hold onto water for long. Elevate your tree in a planting mound or raised bed to improve drainage, if needed. Apply mulch to keep the root system cool. Add a three-inch layer, then pull it back away from the trunk.

Give your Pomegranate tree regular water until the roots are well established. Although mature trees will tolerate periodic drought, supplemental water supports good fruit development.

Prune in late winter to eliminate crossing branches and branches growing into the canopy. You want to open the canopy to sunlight and air circulation. During early fruiting, thin the harvest to a single piece of fruit per six inches. This gives your fruit the room it needs to reach full size.

Through fruit development, apply a periodic application of an organic fertilizer for fruiting plants. Follow the directions on the package.

You'll appreciate the extremely high quality of our commercial-orchard-grade fruiting trees. Place your order for Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate from NatureHills.com today!

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

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters 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
Size Volume
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
Size Volume
#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
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 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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100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
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Purple Heart (Sharp Velvet) Pomegranate Is Suited to Grow in Zones 7-10
Growing Zones 7-10
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Punica granatum 'Purple Heart'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Harvest Time Late Season
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time Late Winter
Fragrant No