Ok – so I admit I like to try things.When I heard there was a pomegranate called Angel Red that could survive to 0 degrees Fahrenheit, produces fruit early, and has soft seeds, I just had to try it.So I got the smallest (i.e. cheapest) pomegranate I could buy when I put in an order for some other fruit trees I was purchasing about 3 years ago.I planted the tree in a non-sheltered site – I was sure it was going to die and I didn’t want it to lose time doing so!
Where I live in Potomac MD, the lowest winter temperature for those three years was in the low teens, then 3 degrees, and this year 1 degree.I do admit I covered the little pomegranate with a thick row cover when then temperatures were going very low.Each year there has been minimal to no die-back.
Checking it this week, I did a few tests to see how green or brown the wood is.Even at the tips of the tree it still looks green and alive!
Does anyone in Maryland grow these?I would love to hear about it!