When Are Pomegranate Fruits Ripe to Pick Off the Tree?

Pomegranates mature from August to September. The ripened fruits, 2 to 5 inches in diameter, sport mottled, dark red to purple outer skin. During the first five years of growth, pomegranate trees tend to drop fruit; however, as the trees reach maturity, the majority of fruit remains attached.

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Deborah Waltenburg has been a freelance writer since 2002. In addition to her work for Demand Studios, Waltenburg has written for websites such as Freelance Writerville and Constant Content, and has worked as a ghostwriter for travel/tourism websites and numerous financial/debt reduction blogs.