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Seed pod ID?

turmericturmeric Posts: 820
Hello everyone.  An elderly neighbour of mine recently passed away and her daughter found this seed pod in the greenhouse when she was clearing things out.  The 50p is to give an idea of size.  The seed pod is absolutely rock hard.  Does anyone know what it could be from?  There is a tiny rattling sound when I shake it but it sounds like a couple of tiny tiny seeds.  Do you think I should soak the whole thing or try to cut it open (this won't be easy) to get whatever seeds are inside out and then try to sow them?  Any help would be really appreciated.  Many thanks. 

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    I looks like a dessicated pomegranate to me. :D   If no-one knows for sure, try breaking it open - the seeds may give an extra clue.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 820
    Oh don't say that Bob, I was hoping she'd discovered something really worthwhile and I could try growing it.  If she just dropped a pomegranate in a bucket three years ago I'll just throw it away..! :/
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,411
    They can actually grow in UK apparently. Give it a go😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • turmericturmeric Posts: 820
    I left the 'seed pod' (!) out on the table after taking the photo and my 18 year old son who never looks up from his phone and I'm not sure even knows we have a garden walked past and said "why have you got a dried up pomegranate?"!!!!!!  :o I'm speechless.  If I can cut it open I might just give it a try B3.  Many thanks.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293
    LOL  They do come out of the other end of that long dark tunnel eventually ... yours sounds as if he might be doing it a bit earlier than mine did  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293
    LOL  They do come out of the other end of that long dark tunnel eventually ... yours sounds as if he might be doing it a bit earlier than mine did  ;)
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • turmericturmeric Posts: 820
    He might be coming out just as my 17 year old daughter goes in Dove!!!! :s
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,293
    edited April 2021
    That’s a bit late @turmeric!!! @WonkyWomble went down  the moody adolescent tunnel when she was ten and didn’t emerge for fifteen years 🙄. She turned out alright in the end tho’ 😆 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • turmericturmeric Posts: 820
     :) 
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