Pomegranate successful in Albuquerque?
With the amount of zone pushing that folks are into (I'm thinking of all the "palms in Alb" threads) I thought I might get some information about pomegranate hardiness and success in zones 6 and 7 here in NM. Specifically...
Anyone out there who regularly gets a harvest from their pomegranates?
What is the true hardiness of the species, and what about so-called hardy varieties?
If figs are successful in an area, wrapped or not in winter, would it be safe to assume the same for pomegranate, given similar treatment?
I was encouraged by reports of certain varieties of pomegranate such as "plantation sweet" being hardy to zone 6 and even 5 (TyTy nursery), but then read a posting on a different forum in which even zone 8 gardeners had experienced difficulties!
Any input would be greatly appreciated...