After eating many pomegranates this fall, I decided to focus on soft-seeded varieties, they are much more enjoyable to eat. Among my favorites are Desertnyi, Gissarskii Rozovyi, Myatadzhy, Parfianka, Vkusnyi. Rannii has semi-hard seeds if picked late Aug - early Sep, and soft seeds if picked in late Sep. I’ve also rooted and planted Azadi, Eversweet, Medovyi Vahsha, Sin Pepe, Sirenevyi. A few days ago got cuttings of Ariana. Other soft-seeded varieties that I would like to have are Kolobok, Molla Nepes, Myagkosemyannyi Rozovyi, Pamyati Rozanova, Sogdiana, Syunt, Utah Sweet.
Most pomegranates require a long and very hot summer to fully develop the flavor. The difference in taste of pomegranates picked a few weeks apart may be quite remarkable.