Research Areas



  • Identification, evaluation and valorization of interesting pomegranate genotypes. Evaluation in situ, collection, reservation and characterization (morphologically, chemically and yield) ex situ of interesting genotypes. Our pomegranate collection contains 26 genotypes.
  • Organize and participate in pomegranate tree growing training.

Main Results

  • Twenty interesting pomegranate genotypes were collected from different areas in Greece and evaluated in our collection at Naoussa. Results from the morphological characterization are on the following data bank Apart from the morphological characterisation, pomegranate genotypes were characterised for resistance to frost, cracking potential, fruit physical and chemical characteristics.
  • Kallisti and Andromachi are the two new cultivars produced, having interesting characteristics such as soft seeds and resistance to cracking, respectively.