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The Ambrosia Pomegranate is a huge-sized Pomegranate. It has tart-sweet flavor, pink skin and purple arils (seeds). Season Availability Cultivation Production Varieties Purchasing An Ambrosia Pomegranate should have an attractive deep colored skin without...
The Angel Red Pomegranate is new variety of bright red Pomegranate which many are claiming is now the “best” in the world. It also has the highest juice content per Pomegranate fruit seen to date. Season It is a heavy producer that matures in early September (making...
Blackberries were enjoyed before recorded history. We know this because from the Stone Age to around 8000 B.C. human nourishment was obtained by "gathering" berries. Later as human life progressed, farming replaced gathering and edible berries were "picked". When...
Blueberries were an early staple in the diets of American and Alaskan Indians, and is now considered a symbol of the American heritage. Blueberries have a sweet-to-tart flavor when they are ripe. The riper the berry the sweeter it tastes. The dusty film on blueberry skin, called a...
Walter Knott, came across an abandoned berry field that had the remnants of very sad-looking and deteriorating cranberry plants. He gathered up the tired withering plants and took them home. Mr. Knott nurtured the ailing plants until they once again produced quality berries. Marketing...
Cranberries are native to North America, and flourished in New England long before the Mayflower arrived. The cranberry was first named "craneberry" by the Pilgrims because the cute pink blossoms resembled the Sandhill crane. Native Americans used the berries for medicinal...
The Early Wonderful Pomegranate is a a medium-to-large, orange-sized Pomegranate. It is a sweeter, middle harvest variety (harvested in October) with a deep pinkish red-to-crimson skin color. Season Early Wonderful Pomegranate is harvested in October. Purchasing An Early...
The Eversweet Pomegranate is a small-sized Pomegranate. The Eversweet Pomegranate has very sweet, non-staining, clear juices. Even immature fruits are sweet which is why it carries the name “eversweet.” The seeds are very small to virtually non-existent and if present are...
The Fleishman Pomegranate is a medium-to-large-sized Pomegranate. It is a sweet, variety with a pinkish-red skin color and pink flesh. The seeds are soft. Purchasing An Fleishman Pomegranate should have an attractive deep colored skin without sunburn, growth cracks, cuts, bruises,...
The Foothill Pomegranate is a small-to-medium, apple-sized Pomegranate. It is a tart early harvest variety with a pink-to-red skin color. The Foothill Pomegranate is susceptible to stem end decay. Purchasing An Foothill Pomegranate should have an attractive deep colored skin without...
The Gamet Sash Pomegranate is a small-to-medium, apple-sized Pomegranate. The aril is red with large, partially edible (hard), flavorful seeds. Season It is a sweet-tart, middle harvest (September to October) variety with a yellow skin blushed red. Availability Gamet Sash...
The Ganesh Pomegranate is a large-sized Pomegranate with an agreeable sweet taste. The Garesh’s rind is yellowish-red while its aril is pinkish with soft seeds. The Ganesh Pomegranate is a heavy bearer and yields about 18 – 22 lb. per tree/year (8-10 kg per...
Fresh Goji Berries have a vibrant orange look and are comparable to Currants in shape and size. They have a tangy yet sweet flavor and a juicy texture similar to that of a Cherry or Grape. The Goji berry is delicate and must be picked by hand. Availability Goji Berries are available...
Gold Raspberries are a mutation of Red Raspberries, the only difference being their color. Golden raspberries offers a creamy flavor, and is more mild than a Red Raspberry. The golden raspberry is deep yellow when immature, developing a rich, amber-gold color when ripe and turning...
Production California produces 91% of all U.S. Grapes. Each individual Grape needs about 0.3 gallons of water to grow to maturity and harvest. Nutritional Value USDA
Green Gooseberries grow on woody, perennial, deciduous shrubs that can reach a height of three to six feet. Other fruits called gooseberries include the "cape gooseberry", a native of the Andes, and the "Chinese gooseberry", better known as kiwifruit, native to...
The Granada Pomegranate is a small-to-medium, apple-sized Pomegranate. It is a tart early harvest variety with a pink-to-red skin color. Purchasing An Grenada Pomegranate should have an attractive deep colored skin without sunburn, growth cracks, cuts, bruises, and decay. The Grenada...
The Kashmir Blend Pomegranate is a medium-sized, red (on a yellow-green background) skinned Pomegranate. It has ruby red arils with medium hard seeds and a tart somewhat sour, intense flavor. The Kashmir Blend Pomegranate is a heavy producer and good for cooking. Purchasing An...
The Chinese Gooseberry, originally from China, is a Good Meat Tenderizer and very High in Vitamin C.
Loganberries originated in Santa Cruz, California, in the backyard of Judge James H. Logan in the late 1800s and was named in his honor. Loganberries are produced on semi-erect plants that grow horizontally when compared to the erect habit of most Blackberries. In the United States,...
During the 1970s producers tried to commercialize these berries, however it was not successful. The Sugar Industry lobbied against the commercialization because they feared that people would start replacing sugar with miracle berries as a diet supplement, since they create a sweet flavor without...
Mulberries native to the Americas and Asia are edible but only the Red mulberry in the eastern United States is comparable to the Black mulberry. Mulberry trees have been planted mostly on the Pacific Coast. Somewhat resembling the Blackberry, a ripe mulberry is very soft and...
Orange Raspberries are a mutation of Red Raspberries, the only difference being their color. Like the red variety, cold-hardy orange raspberries thrive in the cool climate of the Pacific Northwest. Today nearly all varieties of raspberries are commercially cultivated. November through...
The Parflanka Pomegranate is a large-sized Pomegranate. It is a sweet-tart, almost wine-like-tasting, variety with a bright red skin color. The Parflanka Pomegranate was rated by the California Fruit Growers taste tests as one of the best Pomegranates. Purchasing An Parfianka...
The Pomegranate, (Punica granatum is the botanical name), is an edible berry of the Pomegranate shrub. Pomegranates range from red to pink in color, have a rounded hexagonal shape (crowned at the base by a prominent calyx), a thick skin and are about the size of a large Lemon or small...
Plump, hollow and bright red, the Red Raspberry offers an intense, sweet-tart flavor. The distinguishing difference between the red raspberry and the Blackberry, is the hollow core that is created in the raspberry. Red Raspberries have been prized since two thousand years ago! Sources say...
Strawberries have been prized since the time of Ancient Greeks and Romans. Throughout Europe, Strawberries were seen as a symbol of affluence and perfection. Also, a delicacy that was enjoyed on special occasions or by those in prestigious positions. Strawberries were often grown in royal...
The Wonderful Pomegranate is a medium-to-large, orange-sized Pomegranate. It is a sweeter, middle harvest variety (harvested in October) with a deep pinkish red-to-crimson skin color and hard seeds. About 80% of Pomegranates grown in California are the Wonderful Pomegranate...