Pomelo - Chinese Grapefruit
- Edible very sweet, large fruits - Simply peel and eat like a grapefruit.
- Super easy to care for with a very rewarding fruit harvest
- Best grown in conservatories or greenhouses - Very decorative appearance
- Matured tree - Pot diameter 21cm - Comes fruit bearing, cutting the usual 8 years of growth required!
- We aim for our trees to arrive with fruits on them, however due to the fruit’s size, this may not always be possible. The fruits may fall off during transit, or during the packing process. However the trees are fruit producing, so you won’t need to wait too long for new fruits.
Pot diameter 21cm
The Pomelo is an edible grapefruit-like fruit, which are the largest Citrus variety in the world. The trees are highly decorative and very easy to grow, however they need to be kept indoors for the UK Climate. Pomelos can reach 10-30cm / 4-12 inches in diameter, making it similar to a melon in size. The fruit has a very sweet flavour and a harder texture than that of other citrus fruits. As an ancestor of the now popular grapefruit, the similar appearance is of no surprise. It is considered a fruit of good luck in China where most households keep some pomelo fruit during the New Year to symbolize bounty throughout the year.
Pomelo trees are native to the Far East, so will need to be grown in a warm sunny conservatory, greenhouse or anywhere else that can produce a similar climate. The tree has a compact, low canopy with dense leaf coverage. The tree supplied is matured, so it’s already able to produce fruits, as a newly planted tree will take approximately 8 years before fruiting. The trees can grow up to 24 inches per season, and live for 50-150 years. Whilst those growing outdoors in optimum conditions can reach a height of 25ft, they can be kept much smaller by growing a container. The larger your planter/container, the larger your tree will grow!
Preparing the fruit is very similar to that of an orange or grapefruit, a green-yellow rind surrounds the fruit, with a thin membrane around each segment. Pomelo can be eaten like an orange or by cutting them up and using a spoon to eat the fleshy fruit.
We aim for our trees to arrive with fruits on them, however due to the fruits size, this may not always be possible. The fruits may fall off during transit, or during the packing process. However the trees are fruit producing, so you won’t need to wait too long for new fruits.