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Old 10-11-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Default Pomegranates

My mom's pomegranate trees went crazy with a bumper crop this year, thanks to the great summer weather in the Mesilla Valley. Any ideas what to do with hundreds of surplus pomegranates would be appreciated. Any recipes out there?
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Old 10-11-2010, 06:46 PM
 
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Interesting. I've got a pomegranate bush/tree here in Northern Virginia that's been several years without fruit but suddenly this year we have a crop. Is it possible there's something other than the weather that explains it since obviously we've got quite different weather patterns here.
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Old 10-11-2010, 08:33 PM
 
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Several years ago, we had many bushes and had big crops. My wife was able to sell them to Sun Harvest in ELP and made some good money. SH was happy to get them because they were home grown. At Albertson's, they were selling them for $2.99 a piece this weekend.
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Old 10-12-2010, 08:44 PM
 
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Check with the local restaurants, maybe you can make some nice money off them.
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Old 10-13-2010, 09:08 AM
 
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Jelly is the best! So good and easy to make. It makes great gifts also. They are going for $250 here in the midwest. My friend is freezing the juice for me so I can make the jelly when I get home.
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:13 PM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Jelly is the best! So good and easy to make. It makes great gifts also. They are going for $250 here in the midwest. My friend is freezing the juice for me so I can make the jelly when I get home.
I think your idea of jelly is probably the best. As a kid we used them only to eat and make a mess so our moms would have something to yell at us about.

Nita
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Old 10-14-2010, 12:20 PM
 
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Try squeezing into juice. It is veryhigh in anti oxidents and just a bit tart. I have been drinking it for years and it helps my prostate health immensely.
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Old 10-19-2010, 06:43 AM
 
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Check this out for an easy way to open them. How To Open A Pomegranate | Ginas Skinny Recipes
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Old 10-24-2010, 09:51 AM
 
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This is a good thread - my pomegrante bush is huge now and produces a bumper crop every year.
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Old 10-27-2010, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Galveston, TX
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Along with the above ideas, I suggest that you make WINE. I've done that with pomegranates and it was some of my best production ever, so it's quite suitable for wine-making. And no, winemaking is NOT hard.

So consider going into the micro-winery business ("boutique label")! Make it just for yourself and friends. Later on, if you may even decide to go further and get small displays set up in selected stores. Or sell it online. See where it goes from there.

If you don't have enough pomegranates, maybe other people have too many and like you, don't know what to do with them...and it just goes to waste. They can be your suppliers.

Whatever, even if just for fun, wine-making is a GREAT way to use excess fruits of ALL kinds. Try it.
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