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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 flowering edible fruit and is treated mainly as an evergreen, so it retains its leaves throughout the year.

Normally grows with a tree habit.

Pummelo is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Position in a full sun location and remember to water moderately. Use Zone 9 - Zone 11 as your guideline for the appropriate climate for this plant. Keep in mind when planting that Pummelo is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

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

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Pummelo is a half hardy plant.

How long does Pummelo take to grow?

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Other names for Pummelo

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

Citrus grandis

Misspellings: Citrus maximus

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