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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.
Pomegranate in Ancient Egypt
The pomegranate grew in both Egypt and Greece in ancient times.
Pomegranate in Ancient Rome
The pomegranate was introduced to Rome from ancient Carthage. The ancient Romans grew various kinds of pomegranates.
Pomegranate in Ancient Times
Pomegranate is among the oldest cultivated fruits. By around 4000 B.C., it was grown in Iran and Turkey.
Pomegranate in Biblical Times
The pomegranate is a suitable choice for Biblical gardens. This was grown in the Holy Land during Biblical times.
Pomegranate in England and the New World
Pomegranate has been grown in England at least since the 1600s. The plant was introduced to the New World by the Spanish.
Pomegranate in Europe
The pomegranate plant reappeared in Europe some time after the fall of the Roman Empire. It was feature on medieval menus.
Pomegranate in the Islamic World
The pomegranate is mentioned in the Koran. It occurs when there is a description of "heavenly paradise."
Gardeners can choose from many varieties of the pomegranate. Single and double flowered types are available.
Potomac and Other Pears
Gardeners can choose form many kinds of pears. The following are highly recommended for the home orchard and edible landscape.
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