The variety of Peruvian pomegranate called “wonderful” is the most well-known exported variety of pomegranate, and is famous for its deliciously sweet taste and attractive red colour.
Generally, Peru tends to be a dry country. The fertile regions are to be found near rivers and wells. Hall’s pomegranates are also amply supplied with well water. Luckily, they do not have to deal with water scarcity.
During the day, the temperature at Ica reaches an average of 30 degrees Celsius, at night it is a mild 20 degrees. This difference in temperature is important, as it is only through this process that the pomegranates turn red in colour. This makes it clear that the colour of the outer shell says little about the ripeness of the fruit, and rather more about the variety of pomegranate. What’s more, a decently dry climate is advantageous when it comes to cultivating the otherwise relatively undemanding organic pomegranates. Air which is low in humidity offers fewer target sites for fungal diseases. Agricultural exports in Peru have multiplied in recent years as a result of the good conditions. The season for pomegranates in Peru lasts until the middle of June.
The pomegranate is a diverse fruit. The seeds of the pomegranate make a delicious and healthy supplement to your breakfast, or a fruity addition to a salad. The seeds can also be processed into a compote or juice. What’s more, the fruit also stands out due to its abundance of antioxidants, potassium, and B vitamins.