Where are pomegranates native to?

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Pomegranates are native to an area from southern Europe to the Himalayas, and widely naturalized in warm countries elsewhere. Together with a species not in cultivation that is endemic to the island of Socotra in the Indian Ocean, pomegranates are the only members of Punica, which is the only genus of the pomegranate family Punicaceae. The common name comes from the Latin pomum, an apple, and granatum, having many seeds.

 

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  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
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  • Answered By Anita Finkle

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