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Old World Mulberry History
Mulberries were grown during ancient times, especially in Asia. The ancient Greeks as well as the Romans cultivated the plants.
Pomegranate in Ancient Rome
The pomegranate was introduced to Rome from ancient Carthage. The ancient Romans grew various kinds of pomegranates.
Harvesting and Using Mulberries
Mulberries are versatile fruits that ripen over a fairly long season. These can be eaten fresh and used in many recipes.
The Pomegranate Fruit
The edible pomegranate is a very lovely, uniquely shaped fruit. The color of the rind, pulp, juice, and seeds can vary widely according to the variety.
The black mulberry tree dates from ancient times when it was mentioned in the Bible. This was grown by the Greeks and Romans.
Harvesting and Storing Pomegranates
Pomegranates are normally ready to harvest when they've reached their full color. Harvest typically begins in the fall.
Some Mulberry Varieties
A number of mulberries are available for landscapes. Here are profiles of selected ones.
Pomegranate Description and Distribution
The pomegranate is the sole member of the pomegranate family. Moderately long lived, these can bear good fruit crops for 20 years or so.
New World Mulberry History
There were numerous attempts to produce silkworms and mulberries in the New World. This happened in both the Spanish and English controlled areas.
Recommended Pomegranate Varieties
A number of pomegranate varieties are available to American gardeners. These include both heirloom ones, such as Plantation Sweet, as well as newer types.
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