The fruit of the white pomegranate becomes ripe in early September and needs on 200 chill hours or just 8 days of 45 degrees F or below to set fruit. The fruit of the Babylonian White Pomegranate is huge and a source of juice for wine in Asia minor. This mysterious white seeded pomegranate originated in Iraq south of Baghdad and was celebrated in the ancient hanging gardens, one of the 7 Wonders of the World. The Babylonian pomegranate is salt water tolerant and grows very well in sandy soils. The green color of developing fruits of the Babylonian White pomegranate begin a dramatic color change to bleached white during September. The white seed of the Babylonian pomegranate match the white color of the outer skin. The Babylonian White pomegranate keeps its white color even when ripe. The flavor of the Babylonian White Pomegranate is much like a sour green plum or a firm green apple. It tastes great with salt sprinkled on the plump, flavorful fruit. It is a self-pollinating tree.
White Babylonian Pomegranate
White Pomegranate Tree
Pomegranate, Apple and Olive Trees