California's pomegranate acreage has grown from a couple thousand acres to about 30,000 acres, according to Tom Tjerandsen, manager of the Sonoma, Calif.-based Pomegranate Council.
California's pomegranate acreage has grown from a couple thousand acres to about 30,000 acres, according to Tom Tjerandsen, manager of the Sonoma, Calif.-based Pomegranate Council.

D.J. Forry Co., Reedley, Calif., has two new early varieties of pomegranates — Rubilee’s and Red Elites.

“The Rubilee and Red Elite are special because they are early varieties with outstanding exterior and interior seed color,” said Ray England, vice president of marketing. “Plus, they are a very early variety to come off.

England said Aug. 22 that the new varieties already were being harvested.