Salavatski Pomegranate – Sweet Edible Seeds!
Salavatski (aka Russian #8) It was one of the more successful “Russian” varieties at the Ponder Farm planting conducted by the University of Georgia in the 1970’s. Salavatski was given to us by Dr. Chris Inhulsen from Montezuma, Georgia. Dr Inhulsen has been testing pomegranates for some time now and this is his favorite. Salavatski has also been a favorite in Dr. William S. Castle pomegranate research project in Lake Alfred Florida. The fruit are large, deep pink seeded and have one of the best flavors of the southern pomegranates. Salavatski is one of the few pomegranates known as a tweener, so called for its semi soft seeds. You can use these in salads for a nice crispy sweet surprise. Trees are quite cold tolerant. Zones 7-10.