Juicing and Growing Your Own Pomegranates
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January 10, 2018
My family and I are known as the Pomegranate People because we've been growing them ever since I was a little one. In fact, the first thing I ever grew on my own was a pomegranate tree at age four. Now these fruits are more popular than ever, and buying the bottled juice at the shops isn't very cheap. This is one method of juicing pomegranates at home, then planting the leftover seeds in order to grow more of the fruit.
The best time to start the growing process is at the end of winter to the beginning of spring.
- citrus squeezer
- Rinse off the outsides of the pomegranates.
- Cut the exterior skin of the pomegranate into quarters, stopping before the seeds.
- With a bit of force, the pomegranate will pop right open.
- Place a piece of the pomegranate face down in your squeezer. Press and squeeze juice into a bowl.
- Keep flipping the piece of pomegranate and squeezing from every angle to juice all the seeds.
- Some of the seeds will get into the juice, remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.
- Rub the seeds with a paper towel to remove all the pulp, then plant them 1/4 inch deep in a seed-starting tray. They will germinate in a sunny window in about 6 weeks. Spread seeds outside in a sunny, dry area and cover them with 1/2 an inch of soil. When the tree is young, water every three to four days. As it grows and gives fruit, it just needs to be watered once a week.
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