This is what happens when you leave a pomegranate on the branch a little too long. They turn almost inside out. When they open a bit, that means they're perfect for eating. This one is a little out of control. These grow well in Southern California. I had no idea, until my parents tree started shedding fruit.
Aside from just eating them like this, pomegranate is used in Persian cooking. If you haven't tried Persian dishes using pomegranate, then you're missing out. Faisinjan is a chicken and pomegrante sauce. It's something you need to try when it's homemade. There are other dishes I have yet to try.