How to grow Pomelo tree

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 and growing in hardiness zone 10+

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).

Pomelo fruit

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.

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Requirements for Pomelo tree growing and care:

Frost free, loamy soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed

Is it necessary to graft Pummelo?
Yes, necessary

Difficulties/Problems with growing Pomelo plant:
When the tree young very sensitive to citrus leaf miner

Planting season:
Spring / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Citrus leaf miner, aphids, citrus foot rot, ant, citrus gummosis

Pruning season:
End of the winter, beginning of the spring

How to prune:
Dead branch, cross branch, density branch grown

Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 10-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing

Pummelo requirements for Irrigation and Water Management:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing Pomelo plant:
Full Sun

It is possible to grow indoor Pummelo?

Growing Pomelo is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

When does Honey Pomelo tree bloom?
Winter, spring

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:

Edible fruits

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?
2-3 years

Ripening of Pomelo fruit
Possible to pick up the fruit before and let them ripening them in the house

Scientific name:

Citrus maxima

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Culinary Uses

Flower Colors


Harvest season

Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone