No doubt you have forgotten the pomegranate trees in flower,
O so red, and such a lot of them.
For all that, the setting suns are open.
The end cracks open with the beginning:
Rosy, tender, glittering within the fissure.

D.H. Lawrence, Pomegranate

Midsummer. Crickets chirp, Cygnus sparkles, fruit ripen. Pomegranates swell. Their skins can barely contain their sugar-laden arils. The gardener plucks pomegranates fresh from the orchard and a few make it to the kitchen. Our Sharp Velvet pomegranate trees, below, are stellar performers that provide one of the richest taste profiles of all.

Pomegranate 'Sharp Velvet'
Pomegranate 'Sharp Velvet'


Our next scheduled ground plant ship date for East Coast locations is Monday August 3, 2015. We ship to other areas most days. Ship dates are determined by travel time so plants do not spend weekends in transit.

If temperatures en route or at destination are projected to be above 90 F, your plant order may be placed on hold to avoid damage. We ship non-plant items every day. Please email us if you have questions about delivery times. We will contact you if weather precludes safe shipping of tender plants.

Many of our plants are not suitable for year-round growing outdoors in Zones 3-8. Please check your USDA Zone prior to placing an order so you can make the appropriate selection.

New olive varieties include Bella di Cerignola, Cailletier and Luques. These represent some of the most cherished table olives in the world and you'll find out why when you taste them.

In the wonderful world of citrus, the Chinotto sour orange has captured our fancy with its myrtle-like leaves, formal growth pattern and prolific fruit display. Trees are well-established and fruiting, ready to enhance your terrace and life.

Michael Michaud's botanical tableware continues to dazzle. Fruits, leaves and bark are transformed into heirloom-quality plates, miniature boxes and serving pieces. His New York foundry is one of the few remaining that continue the ancient art of lost wax casting from natural objects. A new piece, the apple box, is now available and warrants close inspection.

When you buy a Bay Flora product, you can help a non-profit group of your choice. At check-out, just enter the name of the organization you wish to support. Up to 15% of your purchase will automatically be directed to that organization. You can also enter a gift card message during check-out and we'll tuck in a beautiful letterpress gift card with your order.

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