Desertnyi is a special selection from the Turkmenistan collection of world famous Pomegranate hybridist Gregory Levin. Desertnyi translates to English as "dessert" and it is a real dessert treat. With a light orange-colored rind and dark red arils (the seeds and surrounding pulp), this contrasted look is like very few other varieties. The flavor is an excellent sweet/tart balance with lots of citrus overtone. As Desertnyi matures, an almost orange-juice-like flavor is evident. It has a great, firm texture with very soft edible seed.