Pomegranate

Latin name: Punica protopunica
Location: Plot at Platform 1
What it looks like: A medium sized fruit tree with red/brown/grey bark and glossy, dark green leaves. The flowers are bright red and will be out any time from December/January until summer. The fruit has a deep red skin with a small crown on top.
History: Pomegranate trees have been around for thousands of years and are native to Iran, Northern India and the surrounding areas. 
How to eat it: You can eat the fruit of a pomegranate raw but you can’t eat the skin and the yellow pith on the inside is not very nice. You can eat both the seeds and the red jelly flesh covering each seed.
More information: Each fruit contains 400-800 seeds and each tree can live for 200 years!

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