My Pomegranate Story – the Diary of a Pomegranate Enthusiast

Hi, my name is Hayim/Victor, I am very excited to share with you my amazing pomegranate story.

This is my pomegranate story – beginning way back when I was a child on my parents’ farm. I’m going to take you on my journey with me as I share with you my first-hand experience of receiving my very own pomegranate trees and how I cared for them and ultimately fell in love with this amazing fruit.

I’ll share with you all the interesting things about growing your own pomegranate trees, caring for the trees, and harvesting the fruit. It’s a beautiful thing to see the fruit begin to grow and then realize one day that it’s ready to pick off the tree. There is something inherently satisfying about harvesting fruit from a tree that you’ve nurtured and maintained for years!

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to grow your own pomegranates? I sure hope you will check back often to read more about how I take care of my trees and how we harvest the fruit each season.

Perhaps you will be inspired to plant your own trees and then come back and share your experience with me! I’m always interested in hearing other people’s stories about growing pomegranate orchards – everyone’s experience is different, which makes each one interesting.

My pomegranate story is one that is ongoing, so I hope you will visit this page often to see what is new. I’ll talk about every aspect of growing your own pomegranate orchard and what it takes to care for these special trees. I’ll share with you the best time to harvest, how to harvest, and hopefully give you inspiration to try some pomegranates yourself. We have plenty of recipes you can choose from to give this amazing fruit a try right in your own home!

Pomegranates are a delicious tangy fruit. I fell in love with the taste of this ruby red fruit as a child and I still love them today as an adult. I enjoy drinking the healthy pomegranate juice, it keeps me young and healthy. I hope you will find some inspiration here – whether it’s to grow your own trees, enjoy the outdoors, or to simply try pomegranate fruit for yourself.

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April 24, 2012

I had a nice walk in my pomegranate field this morning.

My green trees really came back to life after the long fall season!

I was disappointed to see however that some of the leaves on the trees are full of small black insects. In my experience, it's best to let nature take care of the insects rather than spraying anything on the trees. Last spring, the same black insects were on my trees, but they disappeared on their own after about two weeks.

If you desire to have truly organic fruits, it's essential that you keep them free of chemicals. Try not to spray any chemicals on the trees or field.

I've added some pictures of the insects that attacked my trees so that you might know what they look like if something similar shows up on your trees.










September 18, 2011

I finally started picking my pomegranate fruit!

It's only been about two weeks since the fruits were looking almost ripe, which is a great time frame.

This years' crop is pretty good. The outside of the fruits has a beautiful red color and they're nice and big in size. The arils on the inside of the fruits are juicy and sweet.

Now that the fruits are ripe, it's the perfect time to begin making pomegranate juice. Store your juice in the freezer in glass bottles and it will stay fresh and delicious for up to one year.

I hope you are enjoying the new pomegranate season as much as I! And, I hope you are taking full advantage of the amazing health benefits of this tangy fruit.

Have a good day!
Hayim

August 21, 2011

I had a nice surprise this morning as I was walking in my pomegranate orchard - the fruit has grown to the right size and is changing nicely to the right color.

Picking time will probably come sometime around September 1, 2011.

I can tell the fruits are turning ripe nicely because the seeds inside the fruit are a pretty red color and they taste pretty sweet.

I need to be careful about spraying any more at this point.

My orchard has various sizes of fruits in different stages of ripeness, so I will most likely have to do the picking in different stages as well.

Here is a picture of these amazing fruits from today. Looking good, yes?

July 21, 2011

This week I sprayed around the tree trunks to get rid of the small branches that always grow up around the trunk. The ants are bound to be back, so I sprayed for them too.

As I was walking in my pomegranate orchard this morning, I saw many fruits on my trees and noticed they are starting to mature.

I opened one fruit to check the progress and it was quite red inside, which is a very good sign.

The picture you are seeing here is one I took this morning while on my stroll through the orchard. See how pretty the pomegranates are growing?

At this time during the growing season, it's a good idea to cover the fruits with nylon stocking to protect them from insect damage. We had mentioned this tip last year on the site, but wanted to mention it again this year.

This summer seems to be very hot, so make sure you are increasing the amount of water you are giving your trees. I'd recommend watering at least twice a week.

May 26, 2011

This morning my orchard looked beautiful. The blossoming flowers are very pretty and I already saw little fruits coming out all around on the trees.

Yesterday marked the beginning of the watering season as the trees are full with flowers and fruits.

April 13 2011

My pomegranate field looked beautiful this morning. It is looking like a truly mature pomegranate field!

The leaves are a beautiful shade of green and they're growing to a nice size. I can't wait to see the fantastic red flowers to blossom, which will probably be in the next week or two.

April 6 2011

I had a nice walk in my pomegranate field this morning.

The trees have started blossoming and the trees appear red when you look at them.

I sprayed the small branches that grow around the trunk instead of cutting them. Cutting them would actually make them stronger, so I spray them instead of cutting them.

February 3 2011

Hi, I am going to give you some details of my pomegranate orchard.

My pomegranate orchard is relatively small with about 252 trees. The trees are very young at just about 4 years old.

The type of pomegranate trees I have produce Aco 128/129 pomegranate fruits.

I plant my trees 4.5 x 5.5 meters apart.

The trees are bare and don't have any leaves right now. The trees are "sleeping" at this point in the year.

I'm almost finished with the pruning season.

I promise I'll show you some pictures of my orchard very soon!

I look forward to sharing with you!


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