Helping You Become a More Successful Gardener
James H. Schutte
Pummelo is a large, tropical evergreen fruit tree with a dense canopy of thorny branches and thick glossy green or variegated leaves. It is native to southeastern Asia and the southwestern Pacific Islands. Pummelo is grown for its large, round, sweet and mildly acidic, edible fruits with a yellow peel and yellow to pink pulpy flesh. The fruits range from seedy to seedless and sour flavor from sour to sweet. Trees range from standard size to dwarf and are grown for their decorative appearance as well as for fruit production. Like other citrus species, pummelo trees have fragrant flowers.
Pummelo trees perform best in full-sun, well-drained soil and hot summers. Rainfall is abundant from spring to fall but markedly less in winter. They may be planted as fruit trees, specimen shade trees, or hedges. Smaller cultivars may be planted in containers.
12 - 10
10 - 11
H1, H2, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Full Sun, Partial Sun
20'-50' / 6.1m - 15.2m (30)
20'-40' / 6.1m - 12.2m
Southeastern Asia, Polynesia
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
White, Yellow, Light Pink
Green, Dark Green
Gray Green, Gray
Container, Edible, Fruit / Fruit Tree, Shade Trees, Tropical
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