This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V18", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
The Home Journal of New Orleans, tells us: "The pomegranate is one of the most profitable fruits grown. The trees bear fruit in three years from the cuttings, and will grow on the most ordinary soils without irrigation. The pomegranate is a delicious fruit, and possesses medicinal qualities of great value. It will bear shipment better than any other fruit. It may be barreled up and sent around the globe in good order."
The pomegranate is nearly hardy so far north as Philadelphia, and is easily preserved in cellars. The one usually grown is double, and does not fruit. The single one, however, is often seen in northern gardens, and the fruit will often perfect.