Indian apple n
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4 A pomegranate (Punica granatum). esp NEast Cf Chinese apple n
1946 Burlington Free Press (VT) 11 Oct 12/3, From Florida this week came pomegranates. This fruit used to be known as an Indian apple. 1956 El Paso Times (TX) 24 Oct 19, [Advt:] Pomegranates Fresh California, (Indian Apples), Each 9c. 1964 Bridgeport Post (CT) 29 Oct 9, [Advt:] Old Fashioned Indian Apples—Ruby Red Pomegranates ea 10c. 1967 DARE File neMA, Indian apple—a pomegranate. 1969 State Jrl. (Lansing MI) 22 Oct sec D 7/1, [Advt:] Indian Apple Pomegranates each 25¢. 1971 Pittsburgh Press (PA) 28 Nov sec F 4, [Advt:] Indian apple—Pomegranates 2 for 29c. 1976 Hartford Courant (CT) 29 Aug 30/1, [Advt:] Pomegranates 3 for $1 Principally the pomegranate is called the Indian Apple. Very large and with a bright crimson color, it’s used extensively as a fall table decorator. 1993 Sun. News (Lancaster PA) 12 Dec sec G 12/1, I don’t know how many Lancaster County people are familiar with pomegranates but my Lehigh County pop introduced me to them when I was little. . . He called them Indian apples. c2005 in 2019 DARE File—Internet NJ, I grew up in NJ in the 50’s and we called this tasty fruit an Indian apple. I still call it as such with my family, but in public, refer to it as a pomegranate. 2010 Palm Beach Post (W. Palm Beach FL) 13 Jan sec D 4/4, [Advt:] (Pomegranate) Giant Indian Apples $2.99 ea.
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