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Plumegranates

Post: #280941 Green Aura
Thu Aug 14, 2014 10:09 am

Had to go to Inverness yesterday, so called in Morrisons and found a packet of these plumegranates in the reduced section.

Strangely, they're just like plums! I have a bit of a cold so they didn't taste of anything other than just - plums, although they have a beautiful deep burgundy coloured flesh.

I have no idea where the pomegranate bit comes in - just marketing games, I expect.

Thought I might have a go at sprouting some of the stones - waddya'll think?
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #280946 ojay54
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:15 pm

Shouldn't it say on the wrapper,where they were flown in from? That'll give you a clue as to their cultivation.

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Post: #280949 Odsox
Thu Aug 14, 2014 12:38 pm

Sounds like one of those Lubera offerings. There is a spate of weird fruits about at the mo, apples that are red fleshed (Redlove), plums that are the same (Pluot), peaches red all the way through to the stone (Peche de Vigne).
Then there's the strawberry crossed with a raspberry (Framberry) and red blueberries :shock:
Where will it all end ?

Sounds like you have a GM plum, GA. :lol:
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #280953 Green Aura
Thu Aug 14, 2014 3:07 pm

I probably won't try to grow any then :shock:
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #280959 ina
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:18 pm

I don't know... I suppose I am a bit old fashioned in that way - I still prefer my courgettes green, my tomatoes red, my carrots orange, my beetroot red, too - and my broccoli green - somehow it doesn't taste the same if it's all funny colours!
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #281208 MuddyWitch
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:23 pm

I'd have a go at growing them, GA. Even if they don't come true it'll be a new tree in your garden and that's always a good thing.

Ina: Didn't carrots start out straw-coloured (like parsnip) and were then selectively bred to be the bright orange of today? All part of the 'makes you see in the dark' properganda. :lol:

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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #281219 ina
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:49 am

[quote="MuddyWitch"
Ina: Didn't carrots start out straw-coloured (like parsnip) and were then selectively bred to be the bright orange of today? All part of the 'makes you see in the dark' properganda. :lol:

MW[/quote]

I've heard that before... Quite possible, but they were already orange in my childhood, so that's what counts! Early years conditioning... :mrgreen:
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #281232 Green Aura
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:10 pm

They're long gone, MW. I don't think I'd buy them again - certainly not at full price!
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Post: #281233 Zech
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:56 pm

MuddyWitch wrote:Didn't carrots start out straw-coloured (like parsnip) and were then selectively bred to be the bright orange of today? All part of the 'makes you see in the dark' properganda. :lol:

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At risk of being really pedantic and off the point, I believe carrots were bred to orange by patriotic Dutch breeders, a long, long time ago, and the 'see in the dark' propaganda was much more recent, to cover up the use of radar in the second world war - "What? No, we haven't developed a new technology. Not at all, we're just feeding our fighter pilots on carrots!"
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #281234 Green Aura
Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:59 pm

That and they contain Vitamin A, which is required to prevent night blindness.
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Re: Plumegranates

Post: #281235 MKG
Mon Aug 25, 2014 9:22 pm

Zech wrote:
MuddyWitch wrote:Didn't carrots start out straw-coloured (like parsnip) and were then selectively bred to be the bright orange of today? All part of the 'makes you see in the dark' properganda. :lol:

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At risk of being really pedantic and off the point, I believe carrots were bred to orange by patriotic Dutch breeders, a long, long time ago, and the 'see in the dark' propaganda was much more recent, to cover up the use of radar in the second world war - "What? No, we haven't developed a new technology. Not at all, we're just feeding our fighter pilots on carrots!"


I was going to say exactly that, but I thought it might sound pedantic and off the point :lol: :lol: . But it's correct - the Dutch did that in the 17th century from original stock of yellow and red carrots.

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