Pomegranate

Scientific Name: 
Punica granatum
Family Name: 
Lythraceae
Place of Origin: 
Middle East
Plant Description: 
A very hardy tree with glossy green leaves producing orange flowers and a gorgeous fruit.
Plant Height: 
6-10m
Plant Use: 
Edible
Beverage
Medicinal
Dye
Of Interest: 
Pomegranate has been used in traditional medicine for thousands of years and used to treat diarrhea. The juice has also been used as eyedrops to slow the development of cataracts. High in Vitamin C. To get to the edible part of the fruit, cut it open and place in a bowl of water and the edible parts will sink. Another way is to cut the fruit in half, score the outside a few times with a sharp knife and whack with a spoon. The edible parts will shoot into the bowl ready for eating.
Annual, Biannual or Perennial: 
Perennial
Plant Type: 
Shrub
Small Tree
Climate: 
Warm Temperate
Sub-Tropical
Tropical
Deciduous or Evergreen: 
Deciduous

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