So Easy Pomegranate Jelly

| 10/18/2018 1:08:00 PM

Renee headshotOne of the best things about living here in the Central Valley of California are all the pomegranate trees. We put in four a couple years ago but just around the corner is a quarter mile of mature pomegranate trees that the farmer seems to have abandoned.

They are on a quiet road next to an almond orchard and last year we watched as no watering was done or anything. Then in the fall about this time of year all the pomegranates withered on the trees and fell to the ground. It became clear that the farmer did not care one iota about these trees much less the fruit on them.

So this year in broad daylight we went over and harvested a giant basket full of heavy juicy pomegranates. I knew they were ready because many of the poms were already splitting open.


The pomegranate is a very tough tree. It can pretty much survive on what little water it might find as overflow from the nearby almond orchard and the soil doesn't have to be that great either.

I'm going to make pomegranate jelly. My sister's husband loves it. It's going to make great Christmas gifts for a bunch of relatives. I get to eat some, too!

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