Life n Times of a Pomegranate


Saturday 16 August, 2014 by Uncle Spike

These fruit fascinate me. They grow on tough, not particularly pretty bushes, have magnificent delicate crimson red flowers, some evil thorns, and produce enormously heavy fruit… Yes, the humble pomegranate is something else.
Here are a few shots that cover the life and times of a pommie.


The bush in winter – very dreary




Large singular buds




Exquisite flowers








Baby poms (two months ago)




Teenage poms (now)




Grown-up pommies (image from last November)




27 thoughts on “Life n Times of a Pomegranate

  1. Really enjoyed your photo essay. I almost wanted to recant this one I wrote in 2010…… .

    Drop in and visit us at the pig’s arms

    Kind regards,



  2. hello uncle spike its dennis the vizsla dog hay my dada wunse red a fantasy buk wot had wizards and dragons and monsters and wotnot and at wun poynt the mayn karakter stole a pomegranate and proceeded to eet it and as deskribed it wuz like eeting an apple and for sum reezon this absolootly drove dada arownd the bend becuz he sez yoo kannot eet a pomegranate like an apple yoo pick the seeds owt and eet those insted!!! i do not no why that botherd him wen the dragons and monsters and wizards and wotnot all seemd perfektly fine but wotever dada!!! ok bye


  3. joannesisco says:

    I loved your ‘life of the pomegrate’. Quite frankly, I’ve never given any thought to how they grow, but it really is a magnificent journey! Thanks for sharing it 🙂


  4. Dragnfli says:

    One of our neighbors down the street has one in the front yard. They don’t seem to appreciate the fruits, last year they picked them all and put them out in the trash. This year, I shall knock on the door and ask for some. I have always been fascinated by the flowers, such delicate petals inside such a thick, waxy cover.


  5. dayphoto says:

    How big IS your farm, Uncle Spike? You have an amazing about of fruit trees. I wish I could grow pomegranates…they are one of my favorite of fruits!



  6. swamiyesudas says:

    A Very Good Life History of a Very Good Fruit, Spike. Interestingly, never seen a Pommie allowed to mature and ripen to that degree here. We seem to pluck them at the stage of their ‘Youth’ here in India. I DO suppose even the Taste would be much different.


  7. lizard100 says:

    I remember re sitting in the cloakroom at primary school wasting pomegranate with a pin. It’s funny I started reading this without seeing who blogged it. Then I thought “I wonder if spike grows pomegranates?” Then I looked at the blogger’s name and bingo! Look who it is!

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  8. I really enjoyed this post, town living means that’s other than Grandads veggies I don’t see things grow.


  9. goannasnake says:

    Yum. I love pomegranates. Haven’t had one for ages.


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