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Re: [pfaf] Re: Strange fruit info request

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  • Sara Elbrai
    Wonderful is not a black pomegranate. There are real black pomegranates in the middle east/central Asia, a few in Israel and a few in the US. All have smallish
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      Wonderful is not a black pomegranate.

      There are real black pomegranates in the middle east/central Asia, a few in Israel and a few in the US. All have smallish fruit that I know of.

      Sara


      --- On Sun, 2/8/09, Gail Lloyd <gardenchick1949@...> wrote:

      > From: Gail Lloyd <gardenchick1949@...>
      > Subject: Re: [pfaf] Re: Strange fruit info request
      > To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Sunday, February 8, 2009, 10:50 AM
      > Not being able to find the botanical name for the
      > "black" pomegranate was puzzling me, so I did some
      > more research. 
      > Deep-purple colors in the plant kingdom are often called
      > "black".  Low temperatures can often turn leaves
      > a dark, purplish color, also, and possibly fruit (this could
      > have happened to the "black" pomegranate).  But I
      > found some more information that is more likely the
      > "black" pomegranate:
      > On the list of cultivars of Punica granatum L. (at
      > http://www.crfg.org/pubs/ff/pomegranate.html) are:
      > Wonderful
      > Originated in Florida. First propagated in California in
      > 1896. Large, deep purple-red fruit. Rind medium thick,
      > tough. Flesh deep crimson in color, juicy and of a delicious
      > vinous flavor. Seeds not very hard. Better for juicing than
      > for eating out of hand. Plant is vigorous and productive.
      > Leading commercial variety in California.
      >  
      > Gail
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      > --- On Sat, 2/7/09, Village
      > <Leo.K.E.AERTS@...> wrote:
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      > From: Village <Leo.K.E.AERTS@...>
      > Subject: [pfaf] Re: Strange fruit info request
      > To: pfaf@yahoogroups.com
      > Date: Saturday, February 7, 2009, 12:02 PM
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      > Thanks a lot Gail !!!
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      > This book is really revealing and a great resource!
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      > Strange that there seems no Latin botanical name for the
      > species? ?
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      > Vriendelijke groeten,
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