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Pomegranate trees are relatively fast growing fruit trees that produce a sought after fruit. Pomegranates have been under cultivation since ancient times. Pomegranates have been grown in India, Persia, Spain, and Germany, just to name a few countries. The tree was introduced to California by Spanish settlers in 1769. The pomegranate tree is attractive in the landscape and is long-lived. The flowers are showy and decorative.
Pomegranate fruits are quite unique. The fruit has a round, spherical shape and it is filled with dozens of small ruby-colored seeds. This fruit produces the delicious pomegranate citrus flavored juice that is universally acclaimed. Pomegranates are used for juice, jellies, pomegranate wine, and salad dressings. The pomegranate has a long storage life. It is best maintained at a temperature of 32° to 41° F. and can be kept for a period of 7 months within this temperature range and at 80 to 85% relative humidity without shrinking or spoiling. The fruits improve in storage, becoming juicier and more flavorful.
Pomegranate fruit is low in saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium. It contains high amounts of vitamin C, calcium and iron. It produces dietary fiber and folate. Pomegranate fruit contains antioxidants which are purported to help protect blood lipids from oxidation. Click the photos to learn more, or call our plant experts at (888) 864-7663.