Pomelo tree growing tree of the genus citrus also known as Pomela, Honey Pomelo, Pomelo grapefruit or Pummelo, Pomelo tree grow as perennial evergreen. It can grow in tropical, subtropical or mediterranean climate, some cultivars with thorns.
Leaves color is green the shape it’s like two connected leaves one close to the stem and the other connected to the first leaf, the second leaf elliptic with pointed top, the leaf that connected to the stem mostly small but can be in the same size, the shape can be from elliptic to heart shape.
Flowers are white with yellow stamen, size of the 1-3 cm (0.75- 1.2 inch).
Fruit color can be: white, yellow, pink, the inner fruit divided by segments, the segment cover with layer, it containing the mild pulp (little cones covered with a thinner layer), Pomelo fruit can be sweet, sour or something in between, peel color can be: green, yellow or pink, the peel is edible but sometimes little bitter also used as flavor and fragrant, size of the fruit ~10-28 cm.
Requirements for growing Pummelo tree:
Frost free, loamy soil
What is the best way to start growing Pomelo tree:
Plant / Seed
Is it necessary to graft Pummelo?
Difficulties/Problems with growing Pomelo plant:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner
When is the best time to plant Pummelo:
Spring / Autumn
Pests and diseases in Pomelo tree:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis
When is the best time to prune Pummelo?
End of the winter, beginning of the spring
How to prune a Pomelo tree:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown
What is the size of a Pummelo plant?
Growth speed in Pomelo tree:
Pummelo requirements for Irrigation and Water Management:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Pomelo plant:
It is possible to grow indoor Pummelo?
Growing Pomelo is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
When does Honey Pomelo tree bloom?
General information about Pummelo flower:
Flowers are white with yellow stamen
Thinning / Deadheading the Blossom Pummelo:
In the first years should thinning the flowers
Pollination is done by:
When does Pomelo fruit yield:
Autumn / Winter
Pests or diseases in Pomelo fruit:
Citrus stubborn disease, citrus black spot, alternaria
What can be done with big quantities of Pummelo fruit?
Eat, juice, the rind used fragrant, fruit leather, sugary rind, jam
Work requirements on the Pummelo greapefruit fruit:
Pick up (sometimes cut branches that grow into the fruit)
How long does it take to bear Pomelo fruit?
Ripening of Pomelo fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house