|Pomegranate Trees are pretty landscape trees|
1. Pomegranates have thorns. So they are a great barrier plant. We planted a row of them along a fence where deer were determined to come in daily. We didn't want a huge deer fence so pomegranates did the trick. Because they have thorns and spines on their limbs deer gave up jumping over, into or through these... but be aware there will always be those ripe particular pomegranates that are just out of reach... oh well .. when they fall they are good for the critters. WE also like them because they are easy to propagate. They really prefer to be a bush and spread as a clump with new sucker starts so you can dig out a clump, split it, stick it in a bucket of water and replant it along the fence. It does need water to get it started so run a little drip.
|Pomegranate is a winter fruit that stores for weeks|
3. Pomegranates are good for you. Studies say they are the best source of antioxidants of any juice. The primary source of pomegranate's benefits come from its ellagitannin compounds like punicalagins and punicalins, which account for about half of the pomegranate's antioxidant ability. It's also an excellent source of the antioxidant vitamin C, with one pomegranate providing about 40 percent of the daily requirement for this vitamin. We juice ours with a few fresh organic blueberries. You can also eat the seeds which are a source of fiber. Since pomegranates are an early winter fruit they are a good source of food for the wild birds and drop fruit well into winter.
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