There are several varieties of pomegranates that are known to be drought-tolerant and able to thrive in hot and dry climates. Here are a few examples:

When selecting a variety of pomegranates for a hot and dry climate, it's important to consider factors such as fruit flavor, size, and seed content, as well as the tree's ability to tolerate drought and heat. It's also important to choose a variety that is well-suited to your specific climate and growing conditions.

Pomegranate trees can grow in a variety of soil types, but they prefer well-draining soils with a pH range of 5.5 to 7.5. The soil should be rich in organic matter and have good drainage to prevent waterlogging, as pomegranate trees are sensitive to waterlogged conditions.

In general, pomegranate trees prefer sandy loam or loam soils that are well-aerated, and not too heavy or compacted. If the soil in your area is heavy or clay-like, it may be helpful to add organic matter such as compost or well-rotted manure to improve soil structure and drainage.

It's also important to ensure that the soil has adequate nutrient levels for the pomegranate tree to grow and produce fruit. Conducting a soil test can help determine if any soil amendments are needed, such as adding fertilizers or other soil amendments.

Overall, providing well-draining, well-aerated soil with adequate nutrient levels is key to growing healthy pomegranate trees.