The pomegranate tree has been known to man for thousands of years. It is a tree or tall shrub that grows only in tropical or semitropical lands. In the United States it grows best in southern areas.
   Small clusters of reddish-orange flowers bloom in the spring and are followed by a reddish or deep yellow fruit called pomegranate. This fruit is the size of a large orange. The outside covering, or rind, of the pomegranate is hard, but inside this sectioned fruit are many seeds surrounded by juicy pulp.