Why are my pomegranates Green?

That said, if you’re plucking fruit from the tree, it’s good to know that a truly unripe pomegranate will have some green on it, whereas a fruit that’s ripe and ready to pick will be uniformly medium to deep red in color.

Can pomegranates be green?

Pomegranate seeds (or arils, in pomegranate parlance), come in a variety of flavors ranging from sweet to tart, and colors from yellow-green to dark red.

Why don’t my pomegranates turn red?

Some varieties don’t get red inside ever, even when they are ready to harvest. They are the color you are describing but they are still sweet. Some have soft seeds that you can eat while others have hard seeds. You were right in picking at any time when the fruit splits.

Why do pomegranates not ripen?

Pomegranates do not ripen after they have been harvested because they are a non-climacteric fruit. Once the pomegranate has been picked from its stem, it will stay as it is until it eventually goes bad. This is why it’s so important for you to inspect any fruit you want to buy from the store.

Will pomegranates ripen after they’re picked?

Pomegranates will last several months whole in the refrigerator. While the pomegranates don’t ripen further after they’re picked, the arils will get sweeter as the pomegranates age. If a pomegranate has split to reveal the arils inside, you will need to eat up the pomegranate quickly.

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How do you know when to pick pomegranates?

When harvesting pomegranate fruit, pick when the fruit is fully ripe and a deep red in color since it does not continue to ripe post-harvest. Begin picking pomegranates when the fruit makes a metallic sound when you tap it with your finger.