Yazd Pomegranate Tree

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This variety of Persian pomegranate tree is native to the province of Yazd, Iran. Produces light pink skin fruit with white-pink arils that are large, juicy with very sweet flavor and no acidity. The seeds are so soft that most people easily bite through them, and refer to this pomegranate as being seedless. Pomegranate trees are easy to grow, produces bright orange blossoms in the spring seasons, and many medium to large size fruits that ripen in the fall seasons. Water as infrequent as possible while in bloom and when the fruits are almost ripe.


Not compatible with your zone (2a)

General Plant Information

Persian Sweet Pomegranate Tree

Yazd Pomegranate tree, a true gem among pomegranate varieties. Uniquely, it is known for its exceptional fruit and ornamental charm, this Pomegranate tree is a superb addition to any garden or orchard. The Persian sweet pomegranate tree is a woody deciduous fruit tree. A beautiful drought tolerant tree grows with single or multi trunks. Produces many bright orangish-red flowers in the Spring. Fruits Ripen in the Fall.

Fruit Description:

The Yazd Pomegranates tree produce large, round fruits with a unique reddish-pink skin and an abundance of sweet, ruby-red arils. In addition, the arils are known for their rich flavor and juiciness, making them a culinary delight.

Tree Description:

The Yazd Pomegranate tree is small to medium-sized with glossy, dark green leaves. In contrast, they produce striking red or orange flowers with waxy petals. The roots are fibrous, providing stability, while the bark is smooth and gray.


Yazd Pomegranates are versatile. Their delicious arils are enjoyed fresh, in juices, and in various culinary creations. The juice is not only flavorful but also packed with antioxidants. Additionally, these trees also serve ornamental purposes, enhancing garden aesthetics.


The Yazd Pomegranate tree has a rich historical significance. Accordingly, it is believed to have originated in the Yazd province of Iran, a region known for its exceptional pomegranates. Over time, it has gained recognition for its exceptional flavor, vibrant appearance, and cultural significance.

Size and Shaping:

Pruning your Yazd Pomegranate is straightforward. Maintain a balanced form by selectively trimming branches. This helps regulate size and encourages fruit production. Correspondingly, pruning can be done in late winter or early spring to ensure your tree thrives in the desired shape. In home orchards, many keep pomegranate trees less than 10 feet wide and tall. However, trees can grow over 20 feet tall and wide.


Mature Size and Form

Plant most fruit trees about 10 – 15 feet apart. Some varieties like Figs, Pomegranates, and Mulberries can grow larger quickly.

Planning is the most important step when planting a tree. Plant your tree where it has enough space to grow to its full potential. Otherwise, your tree will grow into your surrounding trees.  A tree that can grow taller with faster growth will overshadow nearby trees. You may need to move other trees to allow for the one that is thriving rather than cutting back one that naturally grows fast and tall.

Additional Information

Botanical Name : Punica Granatum 'Yazd'
Watering : Low
Bloom Color : Pink
Bloom Time : Spring
Harvest Time : Fall
Sun Exposure : Full Sun
Plant Type: Deciduous
Chill Hours: Less than 200 hours below 45°F
USDA Hardiness Zones: 7-10
Pollination: Self-Fruitful / Self Pollinating

Planting Information

Step One:

Soil and Planting: Plant in soil that drains well. Dig a hole that is as deep as the tree’s roots and at least twice as wide.

Step Two:

Place the tree in the hole and backfill around the plant’s roots with a mixture of the native soil and high-quality planting mix that has washed sand and organic fertilizer.

Step Three:

Create a basin around the roots drip zone so that water collects. Water deeply until the roots and nearby soil is saturated and reaches field capacity.

Plant Care Information

How To Water - Frequency and Duration to Irrigate

Irrigation Water Quantity and frequency based on tree maturity – Fully saturate the soil with water once per week during the early spring. Increase to twice per week as the weather warms. Water 3 times per week or more during hot summers. Provide about 5 gallons of water for a 5 gallons size plant, 15 gallons of water for a #15 size container plant, and 25 gallons for a #25 depending on soil type. Sandy soils can hold less water required more frequently, while clay soils can hold more water and require less frequent irrigation. Young trees with less developed roots require water more frequently while mature plants with developed roots will require less frequent watering.

Fertilizer and Plant Nutrition

Fertilize your tree every 3-4 months. Use a complete balance fertilizer with a 1-1-1 or 2-1-1 NPK ratio during the Spring and Summer growing season, and a formula with more phosphorus and potassium before the tree flowers to improve fruit production and development.

Winter Pruning and Summer Thinning

Prune your tree to allow light into its center for proper growth and fruit production. 

Prune fruit trees in the Winter to maintain size and shape to prepare for Spring growth. Thin the tree in the Summer, and remove excessive fruits. Remove any dry twigs and branches. Cut off any new growth below the graft or very low in the tree, this will direct the plant’s energy to its main branches. Thin your trees during the Spring and Summer seasons to ensure the plant’s energy is directed as desired. Harvest ripe fruit to prevent undesired pests.

Harvesting and Pest Management

The basics of integrated pest management is cleanliness and the use of a combination of methods. This means we use an organic pesticide when the pest population reaches a threshold that requires action. Horticultural oils such as Neem oil is an organic pesticide that controls tiny, soft bodied insects. Use organic Bordeaux and Liqui-cop to manage fungus causing diseases such as powdery mildew, rust, and leaf-curls.

Keep a clean environment, free of weeds and dropped fruit that host insects or attract animals. Harvest when fruit reaches size and store indoors. Use repellants and bird netting to protect your harvest from other animals.

Sun Exposure: Full Sun

Deciduous trees need about 5 hours of direct sunlight for proper growth and fruit production.

Sunlight Sensitive plants like Cherries, Persimmons, and Plums can burn in hot climates if they lack water. Use afternoon shade to prevent this damage. A lack of light will stunt growth; balance is key. 

Limited Guarantee and Returns

Our plants are guaranteed to be true-to-name as labeled and in good condition when received. “Local pickup” means the customer will pick up at our nursery.  “Delivery” does NOT include planting, and customer must arrange to receive items once offloaded from our truck. Our driver may move items as a courtesy, but is not responsible for moving items further onto your property. Returns/Refunds are subject to a 10% restocking fee.


The two factors that determine if a deciduous fruit trees will grow well and produce fruit in a certain area are the Chill Hour Requirement and the Cold Hardiness. “Chill hours” are the amount of cold a deciduous fruit tree need to produce fruit. This is measured in the number of hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit a plant must experience during its winter dormancy. Paradise Nursery only grows Low Chill fruit trees that meet the chill requirements of all areas of the United States.

The second factor is Cold Hardiness. Cold Hardiness refers to the minimum temperature a plant can tolerate. The USDA’s Cold Hardiness Zones indicate the average minimum winter temperatures of areas. Based on the shipping zipcode, our website will only allow you to add plants to your cart that grow within your USDA Hardiness Zone, and tolerate your climate.

Pollination & Propagation

(Grafting/Cutting) Most of Paradise Nursery’s edible plants are self-fruitful. Self-pollinating trees do not require an additional tree to produce fruit. For your convenience, we have indicated which trees require a pollinator, and their associated pollinators. Only the sweet cherries, avocados, and some plums require a pollinator. All of our other propagated edible plants do not require a pollinator. All of our edible plants are either grown from cuttings, budded, or grafted. This way, we can ensure that our plants are high quality and fruit immediately. Plants will generally begin fruiting within a year of planting.