Re: [gardeners] pomegranates, was sunflowers (
Mon, 24 Jun 2002 12:14:44 -0400

> 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.  

AKA grenadine syrup?  Lucinda

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.
> >
> >Ron