On Friday, when friend M was here to work on the garden, I had him pick three pomegranates from the tree, as they were located fairly high up and he needed to trim one of the branches as it was knocking against the gutter (with the rainy season approaching, I don't want the gutter to get clogged with leaves, etc.).
On Saturday, I decided to cut open the fruits to see how they were. The smallest of the pomegranates had a dark patch on the peel that I attributed to sun damage from the very hot days earlier in the summer. When I cut it open, the inside was all black and dried up, so I just tossed it, without even taking a picture.
The second fruit was already starting to split at the top, but when I cut it open, it was a little better - not fully ripe, yet, but already starting to spoil! The fruits tend to split due to irregular watering, and I'm afraid I am guilty of that!
|Second Pomegranate - Starting to Spoil|
The third pomegranate was the best of the three we picked:
I was able to pick enough of the arils or pips to fill a very small glass dish:
|Pomegranate Arils or Pips|
|Salad with Pomegranate Garnish|
Have you eaten fresh pomegranates? What is your favorite way to eat them?