The Austin Pomegranate came from Syria by way of central Texas through a Syrian immigrant who brought this pomegranate with them from Syria. The fruit is large with pink skin and a red blush, with red to dark red extremely large arils contrasting to the skin color. The arils are very easy to remove, normally falling out when cutting the fruit. The juice content is high, 1.5 times that of Wonderful. The juice is sweet with just a bare hint of tartness. The plant is a vigorous grower but it resists cracking. A large established plant will produce up to 200 pounds of fruit. The fruit ripens in October, and has some cold hardiness.