Pummelo Introduction

The pummelo (Citrus maxima) — accepted aswell as the pomelo, the shaddock, the French chadec, the Malayan limau besar, the Bali lemon, and the Chinese grapefruit — has the acumen of getting the better citrus fruit. It is, essentially, a kindler, gentler, behemothic accessory of the grapefruit. The acidity is agnate but milder, and it is in fact believed to be a antecedent of the avant-garde grapefruit.

This bake-apple is built-in to Malaysia and Southeast Asia. Seeds were alien to the West Indies by the abyssal English Captain Shaddock, who lent his name to the fruit. Today, it is able in Malaysia still, as able-bodied as China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, India, Indonesia, Israel, California, and Florida.

The timberline that bears this bake-apple is adequately tall, decidedly for a citrus tree, alignment from 16 to 50 anxiety (5 to 15 m) in height. The leaves are coriaceous and aphotic green, averaging 5 inches (12.5 cm) continued and 2.5 inches (6 cm) wide. The copse aftermath large, ambrosial white flowers.

The pummelo requires cogent calefaction to sweeten, and accordingly does best in a close or subtropical climate. It prefers sandy, well-drained clay and dislikes accepting wet roots. Some accepted cultivars are the Chandler, which was developed in California in the 1960s; the Hirado, a admired Japanese variety; and the Kao Pan, from Thailand.


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