Monday, November 29, 2010

Pomegranate, unadorned (but adored!)

I planted several pomegranate trees in my yard when I bought my house three years ago. At long last, one of them finally gave me a fruit.  I thought about making a gourmet fancy-pants meal with pomegranate seeds elegantly sprinkled on the plate, but lust won out and I ended up eating the entire fruit plain, straight from my sticky red fingers.  It was magnificent.


  1. How lucky you are to have pomegranate trees, and a fruit-producing one at that! That is also my favorite way to eat pomegranate jewels. Plus in a massaged kale salad with avocado, lemon juice, and s+p.

  2. This gave me tingles!

    and reminded me of this:


    This is just to say...
    I have eaten
    the plums
    that were in
    the icebox

    and which
    you were probably
    for breakfast

    Forgive me
    they were delicious
    so sweet
    and so cold

  3. It only took 3 years?? WOWZERS!
    It's funny 'cos I was just thinking about planting some pomegranate seeds yesterday whilst eating a pomegranate - they're native to Spain anyway so they should thrive.

  4. Andy Dufresne: your kale salad sounds amazing! I'll have to try that with my next pomegranate.

    Sarah: I love that poem.

    Jeni: I planted it as a foot-and-a-half tall seedling, not from seed, or I'm sure it would have taken at least a couple more years. I'd love to know what kind of results you get planting from seed, though.


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