Most famous of the pomegranates saved from the lamented Garrigala experiment station of Turkmenistan, chiefly through the efforts of Gregory Levin, last curator of the encyclopedic Soviet pomegranate collection. Fruits large, to 8 in. diameter, pale yellow streaked and marbled with deep red, well exposed fruits dark solid red, calyx closed. Arils dark red, high proportion of juice, high in sugar and acid, seeds hard. Of all the pomegranates at the USDA collection sampled at public tastings, this variety has repeatedly been rated “best”, because of the extraordinary high amount of sugar together with acidity. Season late, end October.