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Pomegranates almost ready

It’s very tricky deciding on the right moment to pick pomegranates because, unlike quinces for example which also stay on the tree well into the Autumn, they never become easy to pick.

Are they ready to pick?

The longer they stay on the tree the better, because they’re that much sweeter and juicier, but at the same time there’s the risk of them splitting.

A split pomegranate isn’t necessarily inedible, provided it’s picked before the ants find it. The one that split earlier in the year, while slightly sour, proved quite tasty in the end.

However this one, despite its seeds being a wonderful ruby colour and auguring well, was actually a big disappointment because most of it was rotten.

Another split pomegranate

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