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General Produce



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Receiving Inspecting:

Pomegranates should be large in size, well-colored, and show no signs of deterioration.

Storage Handling:

Short-term storage recommendation (7 days or less)

  • 41-45° F/5-7° C
  • 90-95% relative humidity
30 days.

Rind pitting/discoloration and internal discoloration/decay are signs of chill injury. Do not store below 41° F/5° C.

Pomegranates may lose moisture if they are stored in an area with low humidity.

Usage Ideas:

  • Toss watercress, hearts of palm, and pomegranate seeds; dress with orange vinaigrette.
  • Drop pomegranate seeds into sparkling cider and Champagne.
Seasonal Availability:

California is a major production area.