Pomegranate Trees
Q.

Pomegrante ripeness

Zone 9a | snakeskins added on October 23, 2015 | Answered

I have a pomegranate tree (Punica granatum nana). It's October now and the seeds inside the fruit that have grown are still pale white. The outside of the pomegranates are dry and have cracks. Should I expect ruby red-colored seeds or the usual pale white seeds? When should I begin harvesting?

A.
A.Answers to this queston: Add Answer
Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on October 24, 2015

Pomegranates stop ripening as soon as they are picked.
Each cultivator will have different color of fruit ripeness so it is best to know the variety of tree you are growing.
Don't pay as much attention to color but size. A ripe Pomegranate should be between 2 to 5 inches across.
Tap the fruit and hear a metallic sound.

The seeds of ripe the fruit can be white, pink, red and ruby colored depending on the cultivator you have planted.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/pomegranate/diseases-in-pomegranate.htm

00
Was this answer useful?

Log in or sign up to help answer this question.
Did you find this helpful? Share it with your friends!

You must be logged into your account to answer a question.

If you don't have an account sign up for an account now.

Looking for more?
here are more questions about...
Pomegranate Trees
Join Us - Sign up to get all the latest gardening tips!

Do you know a lot about gardening?
Become a GKH Gardening Expert

Learn More