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Citrus maxima

Pummelo is part of the Citrus genus. Its scientific name is Citrus maxima.

The pomelo (Citrus maxima or Citrus grandis) is a citrus fruit native to Southeast Asia. It is usually pale green to yellow when ripe, with sweet white (or, more rarely, pink or red) flesh and very thick pudgy rind. It is the largest citrus fruit, 15–25 cm in diameter, and usually weighing 1–2 kg. 1

It is a fruit and is treated mainly as a perennial, so it grows best over a period of time (3 years and greater). Normally grows with a tree habit.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Pummelo have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Pummelo

See our list of companion Plants for Pummelo to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Pummelo from seed

Transplanting Pummelo

Common Pummelo problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Pummelo plants:

Other names for Pummelo

Pomelo, Pommelo, Chinese grapefruit, Lusho fruit, Jabong, Boongon, Shaddock, Limau bali, Balinese citrus, Suhabaungon, Bhogatae

Citrus grandis

Misspellings: Citrus maximus

Pummelo care instructions

How long does Pummelo take to grow?

These estimates for how long Pummelo takes to sprout, grow and harvest are from real observations from real gardeners, right around the world. Start logging and journaling your observations to participate!


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