Marilyn told me that the pomegranate is used as a Christian symbol. I “googled” it and sure enough, I read on-line that “the pomegranate is often used to represent the church because of its many seeds in a single fruit”. It also represents resurrection with the outer shell representing death and the inner seeds representing immortality.
“A farming Nirvana with opulent groves of fruit trees flowering bushes, vines, and wild juniper decorating the slopes of Arabia’s highest region. Peach, Orange, Apricot, Grape and Pomegranates are the rare fruits that flow from the terraced farms in the mountain with villages clinging to the sides overlooking the verdancy.” (from Jabel Akdhar Hotel pamphlet)