Re: [gardeners] Re: Sunflowers

Ron Hay (
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 07:39:24 -0700

Hi, there,

Speaking of miles of crops, David Karp, The Fruit Detective, told of his
surprise at recently driving up I-5 through the San Fernando Valley and
seeing MILES of pomegranates growing. His first thought was, where is
the market for them?

It turns out, pomegranates are being pushed heavily in Israel, as there
is a strong belief in the medical community there that there is a
substance in pomegranates that inhibits the growth of certain types of
cancer cells.

The family that owns Blue Diamond Walnuts....among a host of other
products, including home garden nurseries in these parts, wants to be at
the forefront, and has planted, literally, square miles of the fruit.

I know it has nothing to do with the price of tea in China, but thought
it might be of some interest to the group.