Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Pomegranate cultivar Linda

This chance seedling is from the farm of Harvey Correia in Isleton. He grows various excellent cultivars of pomegranates, and he suspects that this tree is a seedling of one of them. The fruits are medium to large in size, very dark. The arils are very large and dark with soft seeds.  The seeds seem to be softer than Desertnyi's seeds. The flavor reminds me of Desertnyi, but a bit sweeter, like a cross with Vina. Overall, an excellent accession, and I am planning to make a tree for myself.



5 comments:

  1. Glad you had a chance to evaluate it and like it. Linda is "beautiful" in Spanish and I named it after my beautiful wife.

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  2. How is it in comparision to Parfianka? For me, that would be yardstick for judgement on the decision to buy it or not. Thanks for the review.

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    1. It’s different in the flavor. The seeds are softer and overall it’s sweeter than Parfianka.

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    2. Could you describe the flavor? To me, Parfinaka just tastes great (compared to Wonderful). How about the fruit size and when does it get ready to pick in Z9B?

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    3. The flavor is excellent and similar to Desertnyi, just sweeter. The fruits are large and ready in November

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