"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

"Gather ye rose-buds while ye may." Robert Herrick

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Donna Baker

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Pomegranates


A few posts back I said I wasn't sure how to tell when my pomegranates were ripe.  Well, I got back to the farm this week and I think I found out how to tell.  Make a note, harvest pomegranates in mid October from now on.  They were whoppers, very heavy with juice and the nectar is sweeter than I remembered.  The juice in stores doesn't compare to the taste of these.
Logee's Tropical Plants out of CT (can't seem to get the spelling right) is where I purchased my plant.  Though I overwinter it in the greenhouse, all the leaves fall off and then starts leafing out in early spring.  You too can grow them.  I tore into the one in front. It's a great thing.

11 comments:

  1. Yum!! Unfortunately the heat waves here seem to be messing with my sister Poms and the birds as well.

    Wish I could meet your daughter at the Autry! I am going to be up in Ventura! That would have been so cool! If something changes with the plan, I will let you know. :)

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    1. Birds? Guess if they burst open the birds could get to them. Mine is already in the greenhouse so they can't get to them. Wish you could meet her too. I told her about some of the places you visit as she has never been to L.A.

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  2. I absolutely adore pomegranates Donna but, they are not as delicious nowadays as they were in my childhood { shop bought ones I mean !! } I bet yours are wonderful...... you can't beat home grown. The only drawback is that they make my fingers all yellow !! Still, who cares ?!! XXXX

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    1. Yes, Jacqueline, they are sweeter than the juice in bottles at the store. My fingernails are all red underneath.

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  3. I loved pomegranates as a child, we used to eat the fruit with a large needle :)
    They seem less tasty these days.
    ~Jo

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    1. A large needle Jo? I hope it was a crochet needle otherwise, with my luck, I'd probably swallow it.

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  4. Donna, having home grown pomegranes seems like true luxury to me! The real thing, grown just for you to savor.

    They are also visually very beautiful fruit, aren't they? xo

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    1. They are delicious Frances. I picked the largest early and will let it dry, then paint it a glossy white to look like porcelain, for posterity.

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  5. These pomegranates look absolutely nothing like the ones we see in theshops here in the UK Donna.

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    1. Pat, I wonder where they started? Perhaps the mideast or far east.

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