Punica granatum.The name tells all for this pomegranate variety--tangy flavors are overlaid with a soft finish in the tantalizing juice of 'Sharp Velvet.' Fruit is a dark burgundy inside and out. Tree grows more upright than other varieties and is also more productive. Best in hot summer areas. Plants have been pruned back to 2' are well developed in 4" x 9" pots, as of January 2018.