Pomegranate Facts for Kids
What am I?
I have a long history of being a desired fruit. I'm actually a berry and my juicy inside is full of seeds, called arils. I'm usually red, but I have a variety of hues from yellow to deep red.
Where I grow
I grow on shrubs, bushes, or trees. I'm very versatile in how I can grow. In fact, my tree can be used to make Bonsai trees (small trees about 12 inches tall). I am from the Middle East, and I like a hot, dry climate.
After I'm picked
After growing for about 7 months, I'm ready to be picked. I don't ripen off the tree, but I can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 months. My arils (the juicy seeds you eat) can be even frozen. There are many different methods to separate my arils from the spongy membrane that holds the inside together, but it's worth the trouble!
Did you guess... Pomegranate
You're right! Have you tried pomegranate?