[gardeners] pomegranates, was sunflowers

Margaret Lauterbach (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 09:27:04 -0600

I thought a pomegranate tree would be an attractive tree, so I planted one 
in our front yard in Riverside, CA, in the late 60s.  I've wondered whether 
it's still living and producing.  BTW, Ron, a friend stopped by and saw our 
bottle of pomegranate molasses on the counter, and was so intrigued she 
went to the co-op and bought a bottle.  When her vegetarian son had minor 
surgery, he recuperated at her house, and as a treat she fried some apple 
slices, then finished them with pomegranate molasses.  He thought that was 
really great stuff.  Margaret L

>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.