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PostPosted: Sun Oct 23, 2005 6:22 pm 
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Location: Lenexa,KANSAS
I have a pommegranite bush with lots of fruit on it, but they don't appear to be ripening. I have removed one smaller piece and the inside is not red like the ones in the store. Some of the other fruit have darker outside skin color. How do I know when the fruit is ready to be picked?

Also, Does anyone know how cold hardy the fruit is? Worried about the cold temperature tonight.
Any help appreciated !


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 Post subject: Pomegranate Hardiness
PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 12:08 pm 
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Location: Fort Worth, Zone 8
I'm over here in FW by TCU, which has recently been designated as Zone 8. I drive past an established pom. tree/bush (left on its own, no addl. care, sink or swim situation) frequently. It, too, has smallish fruits, which I've not been able to determine the ripeness of w/o opening up. It's about 8'-9' high, the same wide & deep, & appears to be evergreen. No clue on the age, as the house is occupied, as so many here are, by TCU students, w/ no homeowner locally to talk to about these things. Hope this is helpful.

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Location: Southeast Dallas County/Balch Springs ,TEXAS
I have an old pom. shrub growing completely on its own in my back yard. Its about 8 ft. tall and wide. This year had a good harvest. Go to pomagrantes.org for some info, but there are several varieties and all are not bright red inside. Taste is the key. They will be tart, but shouldn't be real sour. They won't ripen too much off the stem, so once you pick em, just keep them cool and dry like apples. Some say as they split it is sure sign of ripeness - duh - but then who wants to share them all with the birds and squirrels.


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