Pomegranates are a Popular Pick for Your Produce Aisle

With the increased media attention on its health benefits and press from trendy home and garden publications, pomegranate popularity has risen dramatically. From shampoos, lotions, and scented candles – to new food and beverage flavors at Starbucks and Jelly Belly – everyone wants pomegranates!

California has responded to the increasing domestic interest. From 2006 to 2009, the number of acres dedicated to California Pomegranates jumped from 12,000 to 30,000, and it continues to increase. Over 4.5 million cases of fresh pomegranates are shipped from CA growers annually. Fresno County is the largest shipping area of pomegranates.