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Temperate Fruit & Orchards => Temperate Fruit Discussion => Topic started by: boxturtle on August 29, 2017, 10:28:28 PM

Title: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: boxturtle on August 29, 2017, 10:28:28 PM
googled it and they say either wait until they split or hit it for metallic sound.  big and small sounds all the same???
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Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: AndrewAZ on August 30, 2017, 12:58:37 AM
I hear most varieties are not ready until late november.
Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: fyliu on August 30, 2017, 01:53:41 PM
They should swell up and the skin becomes thinner and you can see the shape of the arils inside. Even then, my friend's Desertnyi in San Diego wasn't ripe. You probably have to sacrifice a few fruits to figure it out for your specific location.
Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: boxturtle on August 31, 2017, 12:18:17 PM
thanks all and sorry about putting this in the wrong place
Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: Mugenia on August 31, 2017, 12:54:37 PM
Normally, I'd wait until the leaves turn yellow and start falling.
Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: xshen on August 31, 2017, 07:35:27 PM
My parfiankas are pink right now. I hope they're not fakes or mislabeled palnts.

Does the fruit start out as pink colored and gradually turn blood red like yours?
Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: boxturtle on September 28, 2017, 08:23:06 PM
they start out dark red then lighten up to light pink with a lil yellow then goes blood red......beautiful color

My parfiankas are pink right now. I hope they're not fakes or mislabeled palnts.

Does the fruit start out as pink colored and gradually turn blood red like yours?
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Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: fyliu on October 04, 2017, 02:15:27 PM
My friend grew a cutting of parfianka this year and it made 2 fruits. They looked ready but we tried and the one we picked was tart. I've had the fruit before and could tell it wasn't ready. That was last week in San Marino.
Title: Re: when is parianka pomegranate season and how do you know when they are ready?
Post by: nch on October 20, 2017, 09:09:43 PM
I have an unknown variety, but I go by the look of the flower end of the fruit (don't know the scientific name). The drier and brittler it is, the riper the fruit. Just my observation.