There's an event for all the fruit fanatics out there and it's coming to you this Saturday, Sept. 24. The Annual Pomegranate Festival will be coming to Tucson's Mission Gardens, 946 W. Mission Ln., for the second year in row from 9-11 a.m.
Brought on by the Friends of Tucson's Birthplace in conjunction with the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture, the festival is a free, all ages event. Festival goers can enjoy the wide variety of pomegranates with other fruit enthusiasts as well as music, tastings and presentations from Jesus Garcia, Nina Sajovec and Alfredo Gonzalez.
You don't want to be caught off guard of your fruit knowledge at this homage to pomegranates.
Here are few fruit facts to know before going to the Pomegranate Festival:
- Pomegranates are in season from September to February in the Northern Hemisphere. In the Southern Hemisphere, the fruit is in season from March to May.
- The pomegranate originated from the Mediterranean area. Today, it is cultivated all over the world including California and Arizona.
- In ancient Greece, the pomegranate was regarded as "the fruit of the dead."
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