How to Grow Pomegranate Trees
Growing an ancient, beautiful, and delicious fruit.
The pomegranate is an ancient and beautiful fruit. The large red fruits are packed full of gem-like seeds, also known as arils. Growing pomegranates can be easy if you start with our mature, disease-resistant, pest-resistant and professionally pruned trees. Most pomegranate varieties thrive in hot climates, but you can grow them anywhere in containers that can be brought indoors for winter or with cold-hardy varieties. The nutritional value, delicious taste and ease of growing make the pomegranate a great choice for your backyard orchard.
Eating and Enjoying Pomegranates
The edible part of a pomegranate fruit is inside. Get past the beautiful red skin and you will have a densely packed interior of arils, the seed and juice sacs that can be eaten or used in cooking. You can enjoy the arils fresh, right out of the fruit, sprinkle them on top of cereal, oatmeal, salads, desserts and savory meat dishes. You can juice them to make a deliciously tart and sweet drink and you can even turn the arils into jams, jellies and sauces.
The pomegranate is a versatile fruit, but it is also nutritious. The ruby red juice trapped in the pretty arils is packed with antioxidants and vitamin C, while the seeds inside the arils provide fiber. Studies into the amazing health benefits of this fruit have found that pomegranate can reduce blood pressure, cholesterol levels and inflammation, and it even has anti-tumor capabilities.
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