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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

I Have Not Been Impressed with Ambrosia Pomegranate

Q. I am very excited as I am about to plant 4 pomegranates - Ambrosia, Purple Heart, Hotuni-zigar, and Sirenvyi.  

Ambrosia pomegranate
A. Out of your four pomegranates I only have experience with Ambrosia. It is one of the earliest pomegranates but to be honest I am not a big fan of its flavor or appearance and neither were any of the chefs that I introduced it to. It did seem to improve a little bit in flavor after sitting in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks after harvest.

Perhaps some of the other readers of this blog might be able to comment on your other selections.


  1. Given your experience, I'm thinking I won't give it precious garden real estate, then, and put it in a pot for now. Thank you!

  2. Bob, I agree with you on your comment on Ambrosia Pomegranate. As opposed to most pomegranate varieties it seems to do much better under cool coastal or coastal valley conditions than desert. The variety I can recommend as a substitute is Parfianka. Truly one of the best if not the best variety all around.

    Best, Tom Spellman

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