I have seeds from a pomegranate variety called Unknown Follybowlius, it was named “Unknown Follybowlius” by a owner of the Folly bowl garden amphitheater in Altadena, California, he’s also a owner of the tree.
It’s believed to be a true dwarf pomegranate variety, the fruit looks a lot like a cross between the “Eight Ball” pomegranate and the “Purple Sunset” yet I doubt that it’s a hybrid of the two. It’s seeds are tiny to small in size, and the seed shells are fragile. I am guessing that this variety is not much cold hardy since the seeds are so delicate. When I opened the paper towel with the seeds inside I got a strong scent that was a lot like red wine. Since this is not a sweet pomegranate I am thinking that it may make great pomegranate molasses and great jam.
The skin of the small fruit is dark almost pitch black, yet with a strong hint of purple, the tree stays small like a shrub for years. Handy in small spaces and as accents in design. The arils are clear with not much pigment, less sweet than the usual pomegranates. The flowers are typically red.
I am looking for two people that are willing to germinate 40 seeds, each person gets 40 seeds. Those people would need to have a strong interest in spreading the variety Unknown Follybowlius around with no intentions of making a profit. Someone who thinks they can handle up to 40 plants and someone who has experience in germinating seeds, preferably someone who can care for any possibly cold sensitive plants he or she does not find a good home for.
Message me if your are interested!
PS if I do send you seeds then I can help tell you how to germinate them and take care of the plants if need be.