Hi ya'l, .... here's our wonderful sweet dwarf Pomegranate tree.... Punica granatum (Dwarf Pomegranate) - A dwarf shrub/tree of the deciduous pomegranate that typically only grows to 3 ft.- 4ft. tall, and produces a bloom beautifully fragrant flowers and produce amazing fruit!....dark orange-red flowers in abundance during the summertime.... hardiness zone : 5-11...self-pollination...Fun Facts: The name pomegranate derives from medieval Latin pōmum "apple" and grānātum "seeded", which means “apple of many seeds”....Similar to human hair, the bark of a pomegranate tree turns gray with age.... The juice of pomegranate contains polyphenolic antioxidants which offer protection from diabetes, heart diseases, osteoarthritis and several kinds of cancer.......All parts of the tree have been utilized as sources of tannin for curing leather. The trunk bark contains 10 to 25% tannin....Dye industries use pomegranate because both the rind and the flowers yield dyes for textiles..... featured in Egyptian mythology...... Ink can be made by steeping the leaves in vinegar.....In Japan, an insecticide is derived from the bark....The pale-yellow wood is very hard and, while available only in small dimensions, is used for walking-sticks and in woodcrafts......Pomegranate has been used for medicinal purposes in the middle and Far East regions dating back more than 3,000 years......Disclaimer - The herbal information on this post is intended for educational purposes..... All parts of the plant contain unusual alkaloids, known as 'pelletierines', which paralyse tapeworms so that they are easily expelled from the body by using a laxative. In folk medicine, the fruit's astringent properties have been used to treat various ailments (cuts, sore throats, vaginal discharge, dysentery, and gum disease). Pomegranate bark, leaves, immature fruit and fruit rind extracts is given to combat diarrhea, dysentery and hemorrhages, whilst powdered flower buds acts as a remedy for nose bleeding. The seeds are demulcent and stomachic...... Pomegranates are also known to reduce high blood pressure......Pomegranate is a great source of ellagic acid, and antioxidant and punicic acid, an omega 5 polyunsaturated fatty acid which is highly beneficial for cell regeneration and proliferation. The juice of this fruit is an exceptional source of vitamin A, C and E and minerals such as calcium, phosphorous, potassium, iron, folic acid, niacin, thiamin, folates and riboflavin....Pomegranates symbolize fertility, success, and wealth.......Punica granatum was present during biblical times. It is thought that pomegranate may have been the “forbidden fruit” in the Garden of Eden.....Pomegranates are used in creating a wide variety of dishes, including salads, dressings, salsas, main dishes, desserts, breads, syrups, and wines... ...........Punica granatum is nicknamed the "Jewel of Winter" because it is in season from September to January in the Northern Hemisphere.....Color does not indicate the ripeness of pomegranate fruit. Rather, fruit should be selected based on weight. They heavier a pomegranate is, the more juice it holds....Pomegranate molasse is made by cooking the
juice into a sticky syrup. This is used by many Middle-East duck and Chicken recipes. The flavour is sweet tart and sour , just like citron syrup. Pomegranate molasse can be poured over a sorbet................Ponateranate can easely grow in pots.
The cultivar Punica dwarf is a smaller
shrub/tree that grows great in pots. Place the pot
in the full sun.....
Grenadine is used at the base of this
Tequila Sunrise. Pour Tequila, ice and
orange juice in a high glass, shake it.
Tilt the glass and pour the grenadine
down slowly. Garnish with a straw and
a cherry-orange............easy to grow from seeds and easy to container grow.... loved by bees, hummingbirds, butterflys and moths on they're hermaphroditic flowers !...