I've been taking care of this potted pomegranate for three years now and finally, it produced one this summer. Just turning with its first blush. I am tickled.
Did you know the pomegranate originated in Persia eons ago and spread throughout the Mediterranean region? All parts of the plant were used - its rind was used as a suppository for birth control. The plant, blended with mustard oil, was used for sagging breasts. Who knew women had to worry about these things thousands of years ago.
The myth of Persephone prominently features the pomegranate. Now you know. Go to Logee's tropical plants for one of your own. Mine has grown to over 6 feet tall and has beautiful red flowers in the spring.