Pomegranates (Granadas)

Pomegranates are bountiful on the little tree we have in our yard. I have handed them out as folks come by because unless I decide to juice them we will never eat all the fruit. Just one section has the following fruits.

San Clemente 7.18.2013 008The trees are lush and green with more fruit now that they are being watered and fertilized regularly.  We may have to remove this tree when we finish our plans for a ramada and patio in this section of the yard.  I would love to try to transplant it to another part of the yard but am afraid that it will die if I do that. Anyone have any suggestions on how to move this beauty with a high rate of success?

I did plant a few seeds at the suggestion of my friend Deborah from Bahia and have what looks to be three baby trees starting up. She did tell me that grow fast so my next move is to transplant them to their own container and see how fast they really grow.

San Clemente 8.3.2013 017I also tried juicing the seeds, it worked well adding them to the blender and giving it a quick buzz for about 20 seconds. Pour into a strainer and uses a spatula to squeeze the juice out of the pulp. It was delicious and this is an easy way to use the fruit.

10 thoughts on “Pomegranates (Granadas)

    • Hey Joe, that won’t work as we are going to put up a two story ramada so this tree will be in the way on the bottom floor as well as the top floor…We are keeping the guava by shorting the entire structure by about 4 feet so we can keep that big tree but a few of the smaller ones will need to go…I hate doing it so I hope someone can explain to me how to transplant it to another part of the yard…Nancy

  1. Yum! I love pomegranates. I’ve been experimenting with Calala, also known as Passion fruit. Ron’s growing it behind the garden. I boiled the cut fruit with cinnamon and rice. I don’t know why my neighbor told me to add a handful of rice. Then, blended it, added some sugar, and put it all through a sieve. I added more water because the rice made it thick. Next time, no rice. Guess they use rice in everything here. 🙂

    • Hi Deb, we also have passion fruit here two types the real sweet ones that are dark in color and then the bright yellow ones that are tart. The sweet ones we just open and eat it right out of the shell, sometimes I do use a spoon, ja ja The yellow ones I put the pulpy seeds in the blender and then put through a sieve. Most times I need to add water and sugar because they are so tart. I have never hear them called calala but adding rice sounds like it would make a very thick drink, I will try that one time…it sounds yummy…Nancy

    • William, thank you so much for your research and the link. Our season are a bit off here…our hot season is December – April/May where we have our rain and most of the days are sunny and pretty hot. Right now July/August is mostly overcast, cool nights, maybe one day a week of sun but from what we have seen each year is a bit different…I get confused because I am a Yankee from PA transplanted in Ecuador and have my seasons all mixed up…I need to get it together because this looks like a great way to save this beautiful tree. Thanks again and thanks so much for reading about our little beach life. Nancy

      • Yes, your seasons are a bit different from up north. That said, I would consider transplanting when it is the coolest. The root pruning is a good idea, and, then, be sure to water the pomegranate well until it is reestablished. Many plants transplant well.

        • William, thank so much. I will have Jose come over and do some root pruning after some of the fruit is picked. I just would hate to loose any of the fruit because he started messing around with the roots. Nancy

  2. Jimmy said wait till all the fruit are gone and prune it back then it will be ready to transplant. I want a little tree to transplant when we get there. That is my favorite fruit juice and I love to just roll them around in my mouth and then spit the seeds out. We use to have seed spitting contest with my brother and sisters when we were young. LOl

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