Fruit : Pomelo


Thursday 31 July, 2014 by Uncle Spike

These large ‘pink grapefruit’ are called Pomelo, or Citrus maxima (or Citrus Grandis) to use their posh name. Ours are now fist sized, so still small, but should be fully grown and ripe around December-January.





They are a semi-bitter fruit, which is juicy, but easy to eat as the juice says within the cells of the fruit, so a good one to dissect and chomp sat around after dinner.



They grow to about 15-20 cm in diameter, like a small football. My mother-in-law calls them ‘Pamelas’… after a certain similarity to a certain actresses’ well-known attributes.



16 thoughts on “Fruit : Pomelo

  1. […] from late November to late January. For us, that primarily means clementines, but we also have pomelo, lovely large Washington oranges, small juicing oranges, winter lemons, wild oranges, […]


  2. ballerina95 says:

    You didn’t show the pink/yellowish small tear drop fruits inside the white rind. 🙂


  3. if they get bigger (and they will), you can play soccer in the garden 😀


  4. Hee, hee. I guess that cherry tomatoes should be called ‘Sarahs’ then!


  5. fredrieka says:

    wow you have lots of fruit. Hope you seen a post I did for you about the sugar pear tree


  6. Aparajita says:

    They have really sweet smelling flowers too, dont they?


  7. newbloggycat says:

    We have lots of ‘Pamelas’ here too 🙂


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