A picture of a Pomelo

Pomelo

Citrus maxima

Also known as

Pummelo, Shaddock

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Pomelo Overview

Citrus maxima is a fruiting tree species in the Rutaceae family, commonly known as Pomelo, after the fruits it produces. This plant is part of the parentage for the Bitter Orange, Citrus × aurantium and the Grapefruit, Cirtus paradise. Citrus maxima originates from Eastern Asia, from Assam to Western & Central Malesia. It was previously known by various names including Citrus costata and Citrus × aurantium f. grandis. Pomelo produces scented, white flowers are fragrant and large, rounded fruit with pale yellow, rough peel.

Common problems with Pomelo

How to propagate Pomelo

Seed

Cuttings

Root semi-ripe cuttings in the summer.

Special features of Pomelo

Attractive leaves

Attractive fruits

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Other uses of Pomelo

Ornamental, culinary fruit, food